Conservation Alliance Speakers Series
The aim of the speaker series is to provide a forum where land managers, scientists, educators, policy makers, planners, community members, and conservation professionals can share expertise, learn, network, and collaborate.
Georgina Mace: Director, Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research, University College London
Accounting for Nature: Past, Present and Future
Thursday, November 13th, 2014 5:30-7:30pm,
Reception to follow
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
RSVP to http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/georgina-mace
Nature offers irreplaceable benefits: aesthetics and health as well as more utilitarian benefits such as clean water, productive soils, and an equable climate. But rapid changes are now underway that jeopardize many of the valued benefits we take for granted. In this talk, Mace will discuss ways of understanding and reacting to these trends, bringing the benefits from nature closer to everyday planning for people, businesses, and governments.
Georgina Mace's work centers on assessing extinction risk and measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and change. Winner of the international Cosmos prize, she has been president of the British Ecological Society, president of the Society for Conservation Biology, and chair of the international programme on biodiversity science, DIVERSITAS.
This event is co-sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden, the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, and the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.