Elizabeth Hadly is the Paul S. & Billie Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Professor of Biology and Earth System Science and Faculty Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at Stanford University where she has been on the faculty since 1998. Liz is a global change scientist who has spent more than 40 years studying the impacts of environmental change of the past, present and future of biodiversity. Her research has taken her from iconic Yellowstone National Park to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, from the Himalayas to the jungles of Rwanda, from the grassland steppe of Patagonia to the Kalahari Desert, and from the Arctic to the Antarctic in her ongoing efforts to understand and communicate about how people are changing the planet. Liz seeks to reach outside the ivory tower on issues related to climate change, disease, pollution, extinction, habitat loss, inequity and human population growth—all features of our human-dominated epoch, The Anthropocene.
During our time in Kenya and Rwanda, Dr. Hadly will help unravel the history of this continent and its unique biota as well as challenge us with innovations necessary to navigate our changing world.