California, conservation, and the globe: Why we need to close the culture gap and all become Mahbsters

Highlights of the 2nd Annual Public Lecture by Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University Bing Professor of Population Studies

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas

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Cohosted by National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District & Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich is currently the Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University’s Department of Biology. He is president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology and has been a member of the faculty since 1959. His research focuses on population biology, as well as policy issues related to the human predicament, in collaboration with colleagues across a broad range of disciplines including economics, psychology, political science, and law.

Dr. Ehrlich is the recipient of numerous honors including: the First AAAS/Scientific American Prize for Science in the Service of Humanity, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and the Conservation of Biological Diversity, a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Eminent Ecologist award of the Ecological Society of America. He has authored and coauthored more than 1000 scientific papers and articles in the popular press and over 40 books, including “The Population Bomb.”

This talk will examine the current threats to California’s biological, recreational and cultural wealth, and will discuss the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB), an effort by the scholarly community to ameliorate these threats.