NSF PA/M 02-19 - April 22,
Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich to Speak at NSF
on Population and the Environment
Well-known author and population biologist Paul Ehrlich
of Stanford University will speak at the National
Science Foundation on the current state of the "human
predicament", and relate population and consumption
to such diverse problems as the loss of biodiversity,
terrorism and deterioration of the epidemiological
environment. He will point to cultural issues, research
and policy needed to help solve environmental dilemmas.
Ehrlich has devoted his career to research on population
biology, ecology, evolutionary biology and human ecology.
He is the author or co-author of more than 800 scientific
papers and articles in the popular press and more
than 35 books. His first book, The Population Bomb,
brought worldwide attention to the problem of overpopulation.
More recent books include: Betrayal of Science and
Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our
Future and Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the
Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population
Studies, Stanford University
Lecture: "Population, Consumption, and
Environment: 21st Century Research Challenges"
Monday, April 29, 2002
National Science Foundation - Room 375
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston
(Check in at security desk 9th & Stuart
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