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For Immediate Release: July 28, 2010
Contact: Gina Hebert, 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu

James Galloway

Renowned Environmental Scientist to Speak on the Nitrogen and Food Dilemma at July 30 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

WOODS HOLE, MA—Dr. James Galloway, an expert on the nitrogen cycle and winner of the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement will speak on July 30 at 8:00 PM in the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. In his talk, titled "The Nitrogen Dilemma: Feed the World or Protect the Environment?” he will examine the challenge facing society: How do we optimize the use of nitrogen to provide food for the world's people, yet minimize the negative consequences on the environment? He will also describe the opportunities for an integrated nitrogen management plan at the local and national levels and discuss how scientists can communicate the issues concerning nitrogen to both the public and to policy makers. The lecture, part of the MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Dr. Galloway is the Sidmon P. Poole Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Associate Dean for the Sciences in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. His research has contributed immensely to the growing understanding of how nitrogen cycles endlessly through the environment.

Dr. Galloway received a B.A. from Whittier College and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He has been a professor in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Virginia since 1976. Numerous honors and awards and countless publications speak to Dr. Galloway’s invaluable contributions to the field. In 2008, he was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement—the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy. He has been a member of the EPA‘s Science Advisory Board and has chaired various committees concerning the nitrogen cycle and climate change.

The remaining lectures in the 2010 Friday Evening Lecture series are below. For more information, visit www.mbl.edu/FEL

August 6, 2010
Arctic Americans and Ice Age Animals Versus the Fossil Fuelers" - Peter Matthiessen, Two-time National Book Award-winning novelist and nonfiction writer

August 13, 2010
Joshua Lederberg Lecture - "Telomere Biology in Aging and Cancer" - Woodring E. Wright, UT Southwestern Medical Center

August 20, 2010
"Establishing a Body Plan: Maternal Control of Axis Formation in Drosophila" - Sager Lecture - Trudi Schupbach, Princeton University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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