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Ecologist will give keynote address at Odum Lecture

Steve Carpenter

Ecologist Stephen R. “Steve” Carpenter will give the keynote address at the 22nd annual Odum Lecture Seminar. Carpenter’s presentation, “Ecology for Transformation” will begin at 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the ecology building auditorium.

“Improved understanding of social-ecological change is needed to improve policies and practices for reversing the decline of global ecosystem services,” said Carpenter. “Long-term research is a key source of the needed understanding, because of its focus on basic knowledge of change in complex systems.”

A public panel to discuss ecosystem resilience will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the ecology auditorium. Alan Covich, professor and former director of the Institute of Ecology, will serve as moderator. Panelists, in addition to Carpenter, include: Bruce Beck, professor at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Laurie Fowler, co-director of the River Basin Center; Judy Meyer, professor emerita of the UGA Institute of Ecology; and Rebecca Moore, an assistant professor at the forestry and natural resources school.