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How Math Helps Save Species

Biodiversity Outcomes

Hugh Possingham

  • Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Hugh Possingham leads global, science-based conservation efforts through his position as the Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental non-government organization. He is also an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. In 2016, Hugh 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. Read full bio>>

In this talk, Dr. Possingham will explain how the mathematics of decision science can help us find better answers to intriguing conservation questions such as: which species should we save – koala bears or polar bears; where should we place marine protected areas; and what is the point of gathering more data?

This event is brought to you by the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, in partnership with the ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival and the Arizona Science Center.

Monday, February 20, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.