Accounting for Nature: Past, Present, and Future
- Professor and Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research
- University College London
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 that 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.
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.
This event is co-sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden, the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, and the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow