Global change ecologist and Scientist Rebellion organizer Dr. Rose Abramoff will lead a discussion on the role of scientists in society as well as the potential for radical tactics to support the broader climate movement.


Rose Abramoff is a research scientist interested in climate change, biogeochemistry, land management and forest ecology. Rose studies plant roots and soils using experiments, syntheses, and modeling studies. She started as a forest ecologist interested in the seasonality of belowground carbon allocation, and in recent years has become more interested in soil carbon protection mechanisms and human effects on C sequestration. Rose is also a member and organizer with Scientist Rebellion and has participated in actions in coalition with Extinction Rebellion, Declare Emergency, Camp Migizi, and Debt for Climate.

Resource List:

Scientist Rebellion Website

Vimal Patel, “Climate Activists, Including Scientists, Are Arrested in Protests at Private Airports,The New York Times, Nov. 10, 2022.

Rose Abramoff, “I’m a Scientist Who Spoke Up About Climate Change. My Employer Fired Me.” The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2023.


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