Mertz Library Humanities

Symposium: Plant Intelligence

Thursday, March 22, 2018

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

With Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees and
Stefano Mancuso, author of Brilliant Green and Plant Revolution and
Janet Browne, Historian of Science, Harvard University (moderator)

Do plants have intelligence? Current advances in research shed new light on the remarkable interior life of plants. German forester Peter Wohlleben and Italian plant physiologist Stefano Mancuso explore the question of plant intelligence using biological evidence to challenge our common perception of plants and nature. Sharing intriguing new findings made in the forest and in the lab, these experts present new paradigms for our understanding of the vegetal world. Harvard’s distinguished historian of science, Janet Browne, moderates the discussion. A booksigning will follow the presentations.

Please enter via the Mosholu Entrance at 2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458.

Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation