Courses, Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
Conservation in a World of Limited Resources: A New Method for Setting Priorities
Date(s): May 5, 2010
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location(s): Lincoln House, Cambridge, Massachusetts
No longer accepting registrations for this event
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is now posting streaming video of selected Lincoln Lectures. View the Conservation in a World of Limited Resources: A New Method for Setting Priorities lecture in its entirety.
Dan L. Perlman teaches conservation biology and ecology at Brandeis University. He has co-authored three textbooks on conservation biology and ecology: Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity (an interactive CD-ROM created with Edward O. Wilson); Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens (with Jeffrey C. Milder, co-published by the Lincoln Institute); and Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation (with Glenn Adelson). He has been awarded university-wide teaching awards at both Brandeis University and Harvard University, where he taught conservation biology part-time for nine years. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
The earth’s biological legacy is threatened as never before, but the resources available for environmental protection and conservation are insufficient to deal with these threats, especially in the current economic climate. Ecosystem services, native species, and healthy ecosystems are all at risk, making it necessary to prioritize conservation efforts as effectively as possible. This lecture presents a new values-based method for setting conservation priorities, developed by Dan L. Perlman, visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, as part of an effort with the Sonoran Institute. The talk will be richly illustrated with examples drawn from workshops that he has led throughout the American West.
The lecture is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here or contact us at 1-888-845-8759. Parking is not available at Lincoln House.