Subject: Protecting Grassland Ecosystems: Experiences in Africa and South America: Dr. Stuart Pimm Presentation June 9th, 2015 at 7 pm, Blue Sky Hotel

Protecting Grassland Ecosystems: Experiences in Africa and South America

Tuesday,June 9th, 2015 7:00 pm Blue Sky Hotel, 3rd floor.
The ACMS in collaboration with the National University of Mongolia is thrilled to host a Distinguished Speaker lecture with world conservation expert Stuart Pimm at the Blue Sky Hotel on Tuesday Juen 9th starting at 7 pm. 

Dr. Pimm will speak about his efforts in grassland conservation and how basic ecological research can be turned into effective design and policy for protected areas.
Dr. Stuart Pimm is the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. He is internationally known for his research on ecosystem stability and the factors that drive extinctions both natural and manmade, and has won numerous international environmental awards for this work. In addition, he is the author of the acclaimed 2001 book The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth. Currently Dr. Pimm works with researchers across disciplines from economics to ornithology to find interdisciplinary solutions to environmental problems.

Pimm wrote the acclaimed assessment of the human impact to the planet: The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth in 2001. His commitment to the interface between science and policy has led to his testimony to both House and Senate Committees on the re-authorization of the Endangered Species Act. Pimm directs Saving Species, a non-profit that uses funds for carbon emissions offsets to fund local conservation groups to restore degraded lands in areas of exceptional tropical biodiversity.

His international honors include the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2010), the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006), the Society for Conservation Biology’s Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award (2006), and the William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement in 2007 from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

This lecture is in support of the Mongolian Rangelands Conservation conference and is open to the general public. Event begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue Skye Hotel diamond room on the 3rd floor.

Hope to see you there.

Marc Tasse
Bazartseren Boldgiv
Eli Hornstein
American Center for Mongolian Studies, 642 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
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