The City of Malibu and the LA County Public Library present the special Earth Month Malibu Library Speaker Series in partnership with Pepperdine University’s Climate Calling Conference, featuring Distinguished Professor of Biology Dr. Stephen Davis discussing wildfire ecology. Wednesday, April 10 7:00 PM Pepperdine University, Elkins Auditorium Free with RSVPs. RSVP online or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438. For more information, visit https://www.pepperdine.edu/climate-calling/. Dr. Davis is a plant ecologist at Pepperdine University who has studied the impact of wildfires in and around Malibu. He has been the principle investigator on more than 15 government grants, primarily from the National Science Foundation. Much of his personal research centers on plant physiological ecology, including adaptations of chaparral vegetation to wildfire, drought, and freezing. He has published in such journals as Nature, Ecology, and The American Journal of Botany. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Davis’s distinctive approach has been to facilitate student scholarship through the completion of research projects, the writing of honors theses, presentation by students of their research findings at regional and national scientific conferences, and finally through student publication of their work in refereed, scientific journals. About the Series Since 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a program of the Malibu Library, part of LA County Library, and the City of Malibu, has featured experts, authors, and other notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.