October 03, 2012
The Calfee Building, Cleveland, OH
An RSVP is necessary to attend. To RSVP or for more information, please contact The Nature Conservancy at 614-717-2770 x131. Details provided upon receipt of RSVP
Please join The Nature Conservancy for an evening with Peter Kareiva, our chief scientist, who will share a presentation titled “Natural Capital: The Importance of Nature to the Economy & Our Community; Where Science Can Play a Role”. He will share his research and thoughts on understanding the intricate link between nature and business. Peter cofounded (with Gretchen Daily and Taylor Ricketts) 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 every day.
Kareiva joined The Nature Conservancy 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. This past April, Peter was inducted in to the National Academy of Science for his excellence in original scientific research.