“Resilience or resourcefulness – which makes most sense for the Anthropocene?”

Peter Kareiva

Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (or IoES) at UCLA, Chair of the The Nature Conservancy Science Cabinet Peter Kareiva According to world-renowned conservationist Peter Kareiva, resilient cities, resilient communities, resilient agriculture have become a common environmental meme. But what do the data tell us? In a review of social science studies and ecological measurements following massive environmental depredations suggest a different view. Before his appointment at UCLA, Kareiva served as Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Director of the Division of Conservation Biology at the NOAA’s fisheries lab, and a Professor of Zoology at the University of Washington. He began his career as a mathematical biologist who conducted fieldwork on plants and insects around the world. His work has shifted from a focus on ecological theory to agriculture, biotechnology, risk assessment, and conservation. He now mixes policy and social science with natural science, believing that today’s environmental challenges require a strong dose of the humanities and private-sector engagement. Never by himself, but with terrific colleagues and the support of generous philanthropists, he cofounded the Natural Capital ProjectNatureNet Fellows, and Science for Nature and People or SNAP. Kareiva has written or edited 9 books and nearly 200 articles, He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Science. Lunch will be provided. View PDF of this event Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wrigley Hall rm 481 Arizona State University, Tempe Campus RSVP