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Biodiversity at Twenty-Five—A Series of Workshops

Brendan Bohannan, sampling in the Amazon

Contrary to popular thinking, biodiversity is not always good for conservation.

Since its coinage in 1986, the concept of biodiversity has emerged as a powerful substitute for conservation goals. But the difficulties of defining and measuring biodiversity, combined with growing evidence that it does not always serve conservation, suggests that we must rethink our understanding biodiversity.

Brendan Bohannan, Nicolae Morar and Ted Toadvine have organized “Biodiversity at Twenty-Five: The Problem of Ecological Proxy Values,” a series of free interdisciplinary workshops on biodiversity, for the public and students and faculty from biology, philosophy and environmental studies. For each workshop, the group will host a renowned biodiversity scholar:

For more information, contact Nicolae Morar. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance.

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