Environmental Literacy and Human Agency

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

John C. Moore, Ph.D.

Director, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Dept. Head, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

Lunch will be provided

Hosted by: Dr. Edward Bilsky


Dr. John Moore received his BS, MS and PhD in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara, Michigan State University and Colorado State University, respectively. He later went on to obtain an additional MS in Statistics from Colorado State University. 

Since the 1990s, he has been a national leader in developing ecology education programs based on innovative active learning exercises. He is leading research into effects of environmental literacy, as a form of social capital, on the resilience and adaptive capacity of social-ecological systems, particularly the capacity to participate in and make decisions through evidence-based discussions of socio-ecological systems. 

Dr. Moore has been awarded the Eugene P. Odum Education Award by the Ecological Society of America for developing K-12, undergraduate and graduate ecology education programs based on innovative active learning and emphasizing outreach to minority and low-income populations. His integrated research and education programs encompasses soil foodweb dynamics, impact of climate change on ecosystem processes and the ways in which humans interact with ecosystem function through invasive species distribution.


Center for Excellence in Neurosciences



12:00 PM
Pickus Room 214

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public