Dr. Soren Brothers is the Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Soren’s research examines the effects of climate change on lakes, and how changes in aquatic systems can influence their greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. More broadly, he is interested in understanding how feedback loops and the transdisciplinary study of lakes can help us better understand and predict global tipping points that may accelerate anthropogenic climate change.
Born in Mississauga and raised in Toronto, Soren has worked on lakes in a diverse array of environments around the world, including the Nunavut tundra, Quebec’s boreal forests, and the Great Lakes. He is also passionate about science communication and community outreach. Before beginning at the ROM in 2021 he was an Assistant Professor of Limnology at Utah State University, and a CREATE program manager and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph, focusing on multiple stressors and cumulative effects in the Great Lakes.
Dr. Soren Brothers will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024:
We Can Stop Talking About Climate Change
It’s generally considered that one of the best ways to make societies advance on climate change solutions is by talking about climate change with as many people as possible. But is this the only way? Or even the best one? In this talk, the Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada discusses how a shift in communications strategy, removing climate change as the core topical focus, might actually help us accelerate progress on the climate front.