Janine Benyus


30 minutes, 14.1mb, recorded 2004-10-22
Janine Benyus
Janine Benyus is a life sciences writer and author of six books, including her latest -- Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging science that seeks sustainable solutions by mimicking nature's designs and processes (e.g., solar cells that mimic leaves, agriculture that looks like a prairie, business that runs like a redwood forest).

Janine's other titles include an animal behavior guide entitled Beastly Behaviors and three ecosystem-first field guides: The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Western US, The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern US, and Northwoods Wildlife: A Watcher's Guide to Habitats. Janine ghostwrote The Bodywise Woman: Reliable Information about Physical Activity and Health for the Melpomene Institute for Women's Health Research.

She is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Jersey, with degrees in Natural Resource Management and English Literature. She has worked as a backcountry guide as well as a "translator" of science-speak at several research labs. Janine now writes popular books in the life sciences, consults with sustainable business leaders and talks about the genius that surrounds us while living in her natural habitat--the northern Rockies.

This presentation is one of many from the IT Conversations archives of Pop!Tech 2004 held in Camden, Maine, October 21-23, 2004.

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