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
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:
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!