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The Dr. Donald L. Mykles Distinguished Lecture Series annually recognizes a leader in the field of integrative biology in marine or coastal environments by inviting them to deliver a research seminar and community lecture at the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) of the University of California Davis. The Mykles Distinguished Lecture (MDL) will illustrate how integrative approaches to biology can be used to address questions that span levels of organization within organisms, across organisms, within ecosystems, and/or over evolutionary time. The MDL invitation to BML honors the recipient in a way that advances the academic community at BML and establishes enduring links between awardees and the BML community. The MDL Series was established through a generous gift from Don’s wife Vicki and son Christopher Mykles.
While scientists have produced a wealth of knowledge about climate change, the incorporation of climate science knowledge into plans for the future is less robust. Additionally, as both the science of climate change and the resiliency plans to address it are conducted and implemented, biases and inequalities abound. What is deemed worthy to be researched and funded? What, where, and who are invested in to mitigate the impacts of climate change? These questions and their answers are brokered by those in power and with the most resources. Communities of all types face climate change risks, but as historically underserved and marginalized communities disproportionally bear the negative impacts of environmental policy decisions and practices, so too will they bear the brunt of adverse climate change impacts. These communities have long been organizing, demanding to be heard and invested in.
This virtual seminar and workshop series explored how scientists can leverage their training and expertise to support the climate justice movement. The climate justice movement frames climate change not just as an environmental issue, but as a moral imperative to ensure that the needs of all people- regardless of race, geography or socioeconomic status- are included in the decisions about and solutions to climate change.
This seminar series was sponsored by The Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC) and the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute.