About Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett’s mission is to find stories that make people fall in love with the unexpected: insects, frogs, and other of nature’s small wonders. One of only a handful of people to earn a PhD under the world’s most famous ecologist, E. O. Wilson, Moffett has produced over two dozen articles for National Geographic magazine.
An entertaining, irreverent presenter who uses humor to open peoples’ eyes to the small wonders of the natural world, Moffett has made appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Colbert Report, but as a scientist is best known for his research on forest canopies and ant behavior.
Currently Research Associate in Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution, Moffett is finishing his second book for Harvard University Press. Join this intrepid and eccentric ecologist as he shares the beauty and marvels of life in the treetops.
This talk is part of Nature in Art: The 2008 John H. Ostrom Program Series.