Jean Brennan

Alison Chen, MS Package Design '20
Shiao Ann Chang, MS Package Design '20


School of Design, Graduate Communications Design

Seed Grantee 2019-2020

Forests pre-logging smelled different from today's forests, and that smell is ever-changing as forest succession and climate change march on. This research uses essential oils from fragrant plant species to map forest succession in Prospect Park, Brooklyn—from old-growth to current and future scenarios. Out of Thin Air is a sensory teaching tool to talk about the delicate complexity of our forests in a warming climate and was developed in conversation with faculty at the University of Michigan Biological Station.

[roh-presenter]Jean Brennan[/roh-presenter]
[roh-school]School of Design, Graduate Communications Design[/roh-school]
[roh-special-cat]Seed Grantee 2019-2020[/roh-special-cat]
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[roh-excerpt]Forests pre-logging smelled different from today's forests, and that smell is ever-changing as forest succession and climate change march on. This research uses essential oils from fragrant plant species to map forest succession in Prospect Park, Brooklyn—from old-growth to current and future scenarios.[/roh-excerpt]