Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for Graduate Invited Speaker, Peter Kareiva‘s seminar, entitled Can Environmental Services Make Corporations Conservationists? Models & Experiences.
Dr. Peter Kareiva
Thursday, May 9, 4 PM
Fisheries Building 102, 1122 NE Boat Street – Seattle, WA 98105
About the SAFS Graduate Student Invited Speaker Series:
The Graduate Student Invited Speaker event provides an exciting opportunity for School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) graduate students to nominate and select a speaker to give a presentation in the school’s spring seminar series. The event was proposed by graduate students in 2007 as a way to contribute to and shape perspectives brought to the school via the seminar series. We seek experts in the fields of ecology, resource management, and conservation to provide insight into novel, constructive approaches to practical problems in aquatic and fishery sciences. Given the diversity of research conducted at SAFS, we are interested in the selected speaker addressing issues and challenges that resonate with the entire SAFS community. Additionally, we hope to be exposed to new tools and intellectual approaches that complement the diversity of methodologies in our department.
Each spring, graduate students are asked to nominate individuals they believe would provide a meaningful visit based on the above guidelines. A vote is held among the graduate students and the winning speaker is invited for the following spring. The event is spear-headed by several graduate students who work over the course of the year to organize the seminar, meetings with graduate students and faculty, and several social events.
About Dr. Peter Kareiva:
Peter Kareiva is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, where he is responsible for developing and helping to implement science-based conservation throughout the organization and for forging new linkages with partners.
Peter joined The Nature Conservancy’s staff in 2002 after more than 20 years in academics and work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he directed the Northwest Fisheries Science Center Conservation Biology Division. In addition to his duties as the Conservancy’s chief scientist, his current projects emphasize the interplay of human land-use and biodiversity, resilience in the face of global change, and marine conservation.
Peter publishes prolifically, having authored over 100 scientific articles in such diverse fields as mathematical biology, fisheries science, insect ecology, risk analysis, genetically engineered organisms, agricultural ecology, population viability analysis, behavioral ecology, landscape ecology and global climate change. In 2007, Peter was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Conservation Biology.
Peter also co-founded the Natural Capital Project, a pioneering partnership among The Nature Conservancy, Stanford University and WWF to develop credible tools that allow routine consideration of nature’s assets (or ecosystem services) in a way that informs the choices we make everyday at the scale of local communities and regions, all the way up to nations and global agreements.
In May 2011, Peter Kareiva was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.
Peter received a master’s of science degree in environmental biology from the University of California, Irvine, and his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.
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This event is sponsored by the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
2013 Graduate Student Invited Speaker Seminar committee
Emily Davis, Beth Phillips, Aaron David, Donna Hauser