|4 Nov 2013||5:00pm - 6:30pm||Law Faculty, LG19|
This event is free and open to all.
Gretchen Daily, Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford Woods, will give a series of three public lectures and participate in a concluding symposium on Tuesday 5 November
Achieving the dual goals of feeding humanity and securing Earth’s life-support systems will require a revolution in both agriculture and conservation. No human activity has a greater impact than producing food and – until the next asteroid slams into the planet – the future of all known life will be determined by people, more than any other force. In developing practical solutions, it is critical that we shift away from narrow paradigms in each arena to an integrated view of the multiple values and types of security derived from Earth’s lands and waters. I will briefly outline this dual challenge, and then dive into promising new findings and approaches for harmonizing conservation and production, looking at long-term study systems in California and Costa Rica. We will consider the implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being of alternative production systems, today and over centuries to millennia.
Other events in this series:
- Thursday 31 October – Lecture 1: Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy
- Friday November – Lecture 2: Nature's Competing Values
- Tuesday 5 November – Symposium (online registration required)