Join Us to Celebrate the Launch of the
Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
ASU’s new Center for Biodiversity Outcomes builds on ASU's longstanding leadership in biodiversity to facilitate creative solutions required to realize biodiversity outcomes. The Center is a partnership between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Life Sciences.
This November the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will present a series of events that address the meaning of biodiversity and our shared challenges and opportunities in biodiversity conservation. As part of our launch event, we welcome you to engage with distinguished ecologist Georgina Mace, who directs the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London. Dr. Mace will present a public lecture at the Desert Botanical Garden and a more science-focused seminar at the ASU Art Museum. Please RSVP separately for each event you wish to attend.
November 13 - 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.
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November 14 - Georgina Mace at the ASU Art Museum
"Measuring and Modeling Changes to Local Biodiversity"
This event, featuring opening remarks by Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, ASU’s senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, includes a reception and gallery tour of Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories and an opportunity for researchers and partners to engage with Dr. Mace and with each other on biodiversity issues. 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.
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Please note: The November 13 event at the Desert Botanical Garden replaces the Center's event originally planned for September 10 at ASU's University Club.
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The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will celebrate its launch at many events throughout the Fall. Visit our website at biodiversity.asu.edu to learn more about our Center and events related to our launch.