Dixie Forum to host lecture on the ecology of microbes

Nationally-known nature and food author Eugenia Bone will present “The Ecology of Microbes: Insights Into the Unseen World” at the next installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.

Bone’s lecture is set to take place at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State Campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

During her Dixie Forum lecture, Bone will discuss her book, Microbia, and how one can “see” the microscopic realm. Additionally, Bone will examine how the rules of ecology, as seen in the animals at Yellowstone Park, apply to the unseen world of microbes.   

Bone, a critically-acclaimed journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

Bone’s work has been nominated for a variety of awards, including a Colorado Book Award and James Beard Award. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Bone will also be featured in the forthcoming book Fantastic Fungi, which will be released as a major feature film documentary this fall.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George and DSU communities to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Next, Dixie Forum will host a presentation on DOCUTAH at noon on Sept. 3 in the Dunford Auditorium.