Paul Ehrlich lecture!!

Paul Ehrlich's text "the Mechanics of Nature" was one of the books that put me on my current path as a biologist; he is a great science writer and population biologist. I am guessing this is a talk not to be missed! Below is some text from the invite:


The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science presents its 2nd Annual Public Lecture
FEATURING
Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich
“California, Conservation, and the Globe: Why we need to close the culture gap
and all become Mahbsters”
Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich is currently the Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University’s Department of Biology. He is president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology and has been a member of the faculty since 1959. His research focuses on population biology, as well as policy issues related to the human predicament, in collaboration with colleagues across a broad range of disciplines including economics, psychology, political science, and law.
Dr. Ehrlich is the recipient of numerous honors including: the First AAAS/Scientific American Prize for Science in the Service of Humanity, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and the Conservation of Biological Diversity, a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Eminent Ecologist award of the Ecological Society of America. He has authored and coauthored more than 1000 scientific papers and articles in the popular press and over 40 books, including “The Population Bomb.”
This talk will examine the current threats to California’s biological, recreational and cultural wealth, and will discuss the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB), an effort by the scholarly community to ameliorate these threats.
King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

They are requesting RSVPs; follow this link to (hopefully) get to the invitation and RSVP to UCLA:
www.environment.ucla.edu/media_IOE/files/LaKretzPublicInvite2011-0j-ggn.pdf Please also RSVP to meetup. I'd be happy to coordinate either a quick nature hike or dinner afterward. When you RSVP here, please also indicate if you would be interested in dinner or a hike!

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  • Liz

    Hi Tanessa, we can tailor the hike duration to suit the group's energy level and time availability -- it'll be an out-and-back route, so we can turn around at any time. I'm thinking maybe about an hour total, depending on how long the lecture runs, to allow plenty of time to get back to the cars with daylight remaining. Totally flexible, though!

    May 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, after the hike it is then, sorry Jacob! Liz, about how long do we need for the hike?

    May 9, 2011

  • Jacob Q.

    I would like to participate in the hike. I would prefer before the lecture, but I can do after too.

    May 8, 2011

  • Liz

    Rick, that's so cool that you are a docent at the park! I'm looking forward to chatting with you and getting some insider info about the area. Also, I like the idea of hiking after the lecture vs. beforehand...

    May 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tanessa,
    I have just RSVP to the lecture at KG on May 15.
    I'm a Docent at Malibu Creek and will be working there that day. A hike after the lecture would work for me.

    May 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Liz, that sounds great! Jacob and Rick, please post here if you would like to participate in the hike, and whether before or after would be better.

    April 26, 2011

  • Liz

    Hi Tanessa,

    Sure, I'd be happy to organize a short hike. And I'm totally fine with doing it after the lecture, if that's better for everyone. We can access the trails at Malibu Creek SP nearby. There are some interesting rock formations and waterbirds there!

    April 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Liz, since you know the area much better than I, would you be interested in organizing the hike beforehand? I'm guessing a short hike in the vicinity of the ranch (so we can park and leave our cars for both the hike and talk) and starting around 1:00 or 2:00 would be best.

    April 23, 2011

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