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After the Fall: A Tapestry of Disturbance, Recovery, and Resilience

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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Nalini Nadkarni is known as "The Queen of the Rainforest Canopy," being a pioneer in the field of forest canopy research and in public engagement about the plants and animals that live in the treetops. Her interest in rainforest dynamics and in the response of rainforests to disturbances such as harvesting, fire, and climate change has led her to invite input from experts in diverse other fields that also study disruption and recovery--economics, neuroscience, refugee studies, human development, and traffic engineering, to name a few. Exchanges with these experts have given Professor Nadkarni novel insights into theory and models that foster better understanding of disturbance, recovery, and resilience. Unexpectedly, in 2015, this work also proved personally useful as Professor Nadkarni recovered from extensive trauma sustained when she fell 50 feet from the top of a tree while doing forest canopy fieldwork. In this Medical Center Hour/Medical Grand Rounds, she shares her insights and offers applications for medicine--especially, to the specifics of critical care, and, more generally, to healing. Medical Grand Rounds / A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Department of Medicine
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Buerlein, Ross
Nadkarni, Nalini
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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