In this speaker series, we aim to highlight perspectives on recent developments in climate science and ecology through presentations from working scientists who research different facets of the series theme, “Environmental Change and Ecological Consequences.” These lectures are designed with a broad audience in mind, so anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Each session will consist of an introduction to the general area of research, an overview of the scientist’s particular research, and a question and answer period in which audience members are encouraged to participate. On May 18, join Dr. Shannon Nangle (Harvard University): Bioplastic engineering.