Renowned Nature Conservancy Scientist to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, will present “Nature and People: Conservation Benefits for All Life on Earth” March 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Wildcat Theater.

Kareiva is responsible for developing and implementing science-based conservation efforts. In 2011, he was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research. He co-founded the Natural Capital Project, which develops tools to consider nature’s assets in informing conservation and development decisions.

He will address the importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle and reach out to students as future researchers, business owners, policymakers and scientists. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by WSU’s Environmental Issues Committee.

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Alice Mulder, assistant professor geography
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Author:
Corie Holmes, office of Media Relations
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