Join us to celebrate the launch of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes!
This November we will present a series of events that address the meaning of biodiversity and our shared challenges and opportunities in biodiversity conservation. We welcome you to engage with distinguished ecologist Georgina Mace in a public lecture at the Desert Botanical Garden or a more science-focused seminar at the ASU Art Museum.
Georgina Mace’s work centers on assessing extinction risk and measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and change. Winner of the international Cosmos prize, she has been president of the British Ecological Society, president of the Society for Conservation Biology, and chair of the international programme on biodiversity science, DIVERSITAS. More about Georgina Mace
Georgina Mace at the Desert Botanical Garden
“Accounting for Nature: Past, Present, and Future”
Nature offers irreplaceable benefits: aesthetics and health as well as more utilitarian benefits such as clean water, productive soils, and an equable climate. But rapid changes are now underway, which jeopardize many of the valued benefits we take for granted. In this talk, Mace will discuss ways of understanding and reacting to these trends, bringing the benefits from nature closer to everyday planning for people, businesses, and governments.
This event is co-sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden, the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. This event is open to the public. It will introduce biodiversity and highlight the center’s partnerships and goals. Come and meet us!
Thursday, November 13th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Reception to follow
Directions and Parking
Georgina Mace at the ASU Art Museum
“Measuring and Modeling Changes to Local Biodiversity”
Dr. Mace will present new results from a large scale analysis quantifying how local biodiversity responds to human pressures over large spatial scales, and new approaches to tracking species conservation status over time. This seminar takes an in-depth scientific look at biodiversity challenges. This seminar, sponsored by the School of Life Sciences, is an opportunity for researchers and partners to engage with Dr. Mace and with each other on biodiversity issues. Following the seminar, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will host a reception and gallery tour of Trout Fishing in America.
Friday, November 14
Arizona State University Art Museum
Seminar: Kesge Gallery, 2-3 PM
Gallery Tour and Reception: Top Gallery, 3-4 PM
Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Reception sponsored by the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes.
Directions and Parking
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