Revelle Lecture

Historian Bolster delivers prestigious ocean policy talk

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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UNH professor of history Jeff Bolster driving a boat

Professor of history W. Jeffrey Bolster was selected by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to deliver its prestigious Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on April 25 in Washington, D.C. His lecture, “Distressed Signals: Historical Waypoints in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries since 1850,” looks to records of commercial fisheries in the Atlantic in the 19th century to uncover the deep roots of the depletion of coastal ecosystems. In its program, the NAS credited Bolster, author of five books including The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail, with helping to create the field of marine environmental history.