Nalini Nadkarni

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni is a Professor of Biology at the University of Utah, where she studies the interactions of plants and animals in rainforest canopies. Her research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. She has written over 140 scientific articles, three scholarly books and her work has been featured in journals ranging from Science to Playboy Magazine. Nadkarni has received national awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the AAAS Award for Public Engagement, the Wilson Award for Achievement in Social Justice, the Archie Carr Medal for Conservation and the National Science Foundation Public Service Award.