Surviving The Sixth Mass Extinction - Paul Ehrlich

October 18, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Love Auditorium (B101 LSRC), Duke West Campus


2016 Ferguson Family Distinguished Lectureship in the Environment and Society

Paul R. Ehrlich

Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus
President, Center for Conservation Biology
Department of Biology
Stanford University  

Biologist Paul R. Ehrlich has been a household name since the publication of his 1968 prophetic bestseller, The Population Bomb, which warned of the far-ranging consequences human overpopulation and non-sustainable resource use could have on the survival of Earth’s species, including humans themselves. He is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. In recognition of his pioneering research in the fields of population biology, ecology and evolution, he has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has won many honors, including the Crafoord Prize, an explicit substitute for the Nobel Prize in fields of science where the latter is not given; the John Muir Award from the Sierra Club; the Gold Medal Award from the World Wildlife Fund International; a MacArthur Prize Fellowship; the United Nations’ Sasakawa Environment Prize; the Heinz Award in the Environment; and the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences.

A light reception will precede the lecture at 5:15 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and general seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow viewing via streaming video will be available in LSRC A158.

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Sponsored by Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.