Annapolis Horticulture Society
- Current Month's Speaker Bio -
Dr. Joan Maloof, November 5, 2018, 2018
On Wednesday, December 5, please welcome Dr. Joan Maloof, who will speak about Understanding Old-Growth Forests and Their Importance for Biodiversity. Dr. Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development. Her book, Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest (University of Georgia Press, 2005), won an Honorable Mention from the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her second book, Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests, (Ruka Press, 2011) was an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist. Dr. Maloofs essay, Rachel Carsons Daughter, won the Senior Prize in a 2012 international essay competition that had entries from nineteen countries. Dr. Maloof studied Plant Science at the University of Delaware (BS), Environmental Science at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (MS), and Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park (PhD). She has published numerous research articles in journals such as: Ecology, the American Journal of Botany, Plant Species Biology, the International Journal of Environmental Studies, and Environmental Philosophy. We will meet at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse: 1223 River Bay, Road Annapolis, MD.