Barkalow Lecture Wednesday

Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA will present to Barkalow Lecture this coming Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 4:45 in 124 Dabney Hall.  The title of his talk will be Re-imagining conservation for a prosperous and sustainable planet in 2050.

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Peter Kareiva, UCLA

Peter Kareiva is the Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.  Prior to coming to UCLA he served 20 years as professor of zoology at University of Washington.  Before his academic career, he was Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy then, Director of the Division of Conservation Biology at NOAA’s fisheries lab in Seattle.  Peter began his career as a mathematical biologist who also did fieldwork focused on ecological theory.  He developed an interest in agriculture, biotechnology, risk assessment, and conservation and now mixes policy and social science with natural science.

The Frederick and Joan Barkalow Distinguished Conservationist Lecture was created to honor Dr. Fred Barkalow’s 37 years of dedicated public service to conservation of natural resources in NC and the nation. To recognize his career achievements, Fred was presented with US Department of Interior Public Service Award, and was the first inductee into the NC Conservation Hall Of Fame. As a founder of NCSU’s wildlife program, zoology department head, dedicated teacher, in field and classroom, Fred enthusiastically promoted wildlife conservation and mentored generations of students at State. Fred & Joan Barkalow’s living legacy to students & the conservation community is this lecture series, intended to attract the world’s leading scientists/wildlife biologists & conservationists to the NC State Campus in order provide students with informed exposure to science and policy challenges.