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Decline of environmentalism topic of BYU lecture March 27

The Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Pete Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, who will speak on the decline of environmentalism Tuesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Kareiva is responsible for developing and helping to implement science-based conservation and for forging new partnerships for The Nature Conservancy. He was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research in May 2011 and his career includes more than twenty years in academics and working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

He has authored numerous scientific articles as well as six books, and he cofounded (with Gretchen Daily and Taylor Ricketts) the Natural Capital Project, a pioneering partnership among the Nature Conservancy, Stanford University and the World Wildlife Fund.

Kareiva received a master's degreein environmental biology from the University of California-Irvine and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.

This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

 

Writer: Charles Krebs

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