Wed, Nov 3, 2010 -- 8:00 PM
The Promised Land (American Public Media): Nalini NadkarniAudio currently not available for this program.
In this special series, host Majora Carter speaks to visionaries who are changing lives and communities -- whether in the far-flung corners of the world or right down the street. Today, it's a profile of pioneering researcher Nalini Nadkarni. "What about the canopy?" Before Nadkarni raised that question, scientists pretty much focused on the ground. The so-called "queen of forest canopy research," Nadkarni has spent decades climbing the trees of Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, the Amazon and the Pacific Northwest. Her work relates directly to three of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: maintenance of biodiversity, stability of world climate, and sustainability of forests. Nadkarni shows host Majora Carter the wonders of Washington state's Olympic rain forest.