DURHAM, N.C. – Pioneering ecologist and sustainability scientist Nancy Grimm will present the 2019 Henry J. Oosting Memorial Lecture in Ecology at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall.

Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be “Climate Change, Disturbance and Extreme Events: How Will Cities Respond?”

Grimm is Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Ecology at Arizona State University, where is she is co-director of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, through which she works with cities across the United States and Latin America to help them create a roadmap to a sustainable future by making smarter infrastructure decisions in the face of climate uncertainty.

In recognition of her outstanding research and outreach in the fields of urban and stream ecology, she has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the Ecological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and Society for Freshwater Science. She is a past president of the Ecological Society of America.

The Oosting Lecture is presented annually by Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Department of Biology and University Program in Ecology.  This is the 47th year the lecture has been presented.

Light refreshments will be served prior to Grimm’s talk, starting at 4 p.m. in the lobby outside Field Auditorium.

Grainger Hall is located at 9 Circuit Drive on Duke’s West Campus.