Our very own Gail Kuhnlein, wrote this fantastic piece about Science for a Passion and a Moral Compass, below is a brief excerpt from her article.  Here is the link to the full article on the EEB site

Science with Passion and a Moral Compass: A Symposium in Honor of John Vandermeer

slide014By Gail Kuhnlein

If you think of John Vandermeer as a drop that started a ripple effect in the ocean of agroecology and activism, then the recent symposium in his honor made it clear that a virtual tsunami has formed that is taking the world by storm.

One of Vandermeer’s former students, Luis Fernando Chavez, eloquently described the effect his professor had on him as a realization of “our power to change things and move forward to a new stage where science is not used to justify atrocities and where science helps to improve the lives of people without compromising our unity with nature.” …slide005