The Griffith Climate Change Response Program and the Environmental Futures Centre invite you to a conversation on new conservation with Michael Soulé, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. www.michaelsoule.com
The “New Conservation”: a perverse initiative?
Thursday 21 March from 12 – 1pm at the Glycomics lecture theatre G26 4.09, Griffith University Gold Coast campus.
Michael was a founder and first President of the Society for Conservation Biology and The Wildlands Network (formerly Wildlands Project) and is currently the VP for Science.
He has written and edited 9 books on biology, conservation biology, and the social and policy context of conservation and has published about 175 articles on population and evolutionary biology, fluctuating asymmetry, population genetics, island biogeography, environmental studies, biodiversity policy, nature conservation, and ethics.
He continues to do research on ecosystem regulation by strongly interactive (keystone) species.
He is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, is the sixth recipient of the Archie Carr Medal, was named by Audubon Magazine in 1998 as one of the 100 Champions of Conservation of the 20th Century, is a recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s National Conservation Achievement Award for science, the recipient of the Conservation Medal for 2007 from the Zoological Society of San Diego and in the first class of recipients of The Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award awarded in 2009.