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Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Gund Hosts Paul Ehrlich at UVM on April 30th

Paul Ehrlich

Renowned biologist and author Paul Ehrlich will give a Burack Distinguished Lecture at the University of Vermont on April 30th.  The talk will be at 4:00pm in the Grand Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center, on UVM's campus.

Dr. Ehrlich's talk is entitled, "What Are the Chances a Collapse of Civilization Can Be Avoided?”  A reception will follow the talk in the Fireplace Lounge of the Davis Center.

Dr. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He is known for his tireless work in Population Biology, which covers ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, human ecology, and cultural evolution. During his illustrious and occasionally contentious career he has authored and coauthored over 1000 scientific papers and articles in the popular press, and over 40 books. Some of his many honors include the First AAAS/Scientific American Prize for Science in the Service of Humanity; a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship; and The Crafoord Prize (equivalent to the Nobel Prize for areas where the Nobel is not given), awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will host Dr. Ehrlich on campus.  This talk is free and open to the public.