Hugh Possingham, Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, visits ASU

Medium shot of Dr. Possingham holding binoculars while bird-watchingOn Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO) will host a series of talks with Hugh Possingham, PhD, Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy — the world’s largest environmental non-government organization. Dr. Possingham is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. In 2016, he was elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, the most prestigious science academy in the world. He is one of less than 500 foreign associates — and the only one resident in Queensland. In the afternoon, he will tell us “Four Real Stories on How Science Impacts Environmental Policy (Or Not!),” followed by a Graduate Workshop. The day will close with an evening presentation at the Arizona Science Center as part of the ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival, titled “How Math Helps Save Species.” “We are looking forward to engaging Hugh in discussions about innovative approaches to achieve outcomes in conservation science,” said Leah Gerber, CBO Founding Director. “We hope everyone can join!”