The Earth Around Us

A Blog by Emlyn Koster, PhD

The Museum of Science is pleased to present The Earth Around Us as context for our exhibition and program experiences. With an op-ed style on news-making topics that blends research in the natural and social sciences, these big-picture perspectives are from Earth-Human Ecosystem synthesist Emlyn Koster, PhD.

A guest looking out over the balcony of Level 2 at the Gaia installation.
Emlyn Koster - geologist, museologist, and humanist.

Emlyn Koster, PhD


Born in Egypt with UK, Canadian, and US citizenships, Emlyn illuminates the Anthropocene which is shorthand for humanity’s disruption of the world’s environments and climates. He is an Honorary Professor in the Evolutionary Studies Institute at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand and a Director Emeritus of Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. He was the 50th anniversary board chair for the Geological Association of Canada and in 2007 received a Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Conference on Diversity.

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