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Theoretical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century in the Face of Global Change

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 2:55pm to 4:10pm

Plant Science Building, 233

Presented by Simon Levin (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University)

Levin is noted especially for his contributions to the development of the foundations of spatial ecology, for his work on pattern and scale, and more recently for his research at the interface between ecology and economics, especially problems of public goods, common pool resources, and the global commons. His book, Fragile Dominion, along with his subsequent research, weaves these themes together, invoking ecological and evolutionary theory to inform principles for management practice.


The 2019 Cornell University Climate Change Seminar meets Monday afternoons through May 6. This university-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from Cornell University and other universities will present an overview of the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, ecosystems, and food systems, and provide important economic, ethical, and policy insights on the issue.

The seminar is free and open to the Cornell and Ithaca Community at large.

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

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Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Sustainability




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Peter Hess

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Simon Levin

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

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