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The Future of Biodiversity:
What can we do about it?

Wrigley Lecture Series

Peter H. Raven

  • President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis

What is the future of biodiversity and what steps can we take to preserve it? Leading botanist and conservationist Peter Raven served as president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Professor of Botany at Washington University, St. Louis, for 39 years. Analyzing estimates of extinction rates and the major factors leading to extinction, he will discuss a world faced with many choices of central importance for our future, emphasizing the role of global climate change.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
(reception to follow)
Coor Hall, Room 170
Arizona State University, Tempe campus