Environment, Conservation & Culture Series
Environment, Conservation & Culture Series  
Spnsored by VPRGS




The “Environment, Conservation, and Culture” series highlights U.Va. research and education programs that investigate the interrelatedness of the natural environment and human behavior. Such programs almost inevitably are interdisciplinary and collaborative, involving researchers and practitioners in biodiversity and conservation, anthropology, business and sustainable development, and the arts.

Over the past three years U.Va. has developed strong higher education partnerships in southern Africa and South America and research partnerships with leading international conservation organizations, such as Conservation International. We also are working closely with the World Bank on projects in the Galapagos and Machu Picchu.

2006-07 Events

Class, Race, and the Environment Lecture Series

2005-06 Events

April 12  Kevin Gaston (Conservation Science, University of Sheffield): "The Best and Worst of Times: Patterns and Problems in Biodiversity," Clark 108, 4:00 pm, followed by reception

March-June  The Art of Representing Nature (with Conservation International), exhibit at Brown Science and Engineering Library
March 24  Timothy Flannery (South Australia Museum Environmental and Biological Conservation Program): "The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change," Brown Science and Engineering Library, 3:00 pm, followed by reception

March 23  Hotspots Revisited Panel Discussion (with Conservation International and the Virginia Festival of the Book), Brown Science and Engineering Library, 4:00 pm, followed by reception and book signing

October 24  Heather Maxwell (Ethnomusicologist, UVA) and her African Soul Ensemble: “Handling Serious Matters Musically: Deforestation, Infant Mortality, and Community in contemporary Africa, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Satellite Ballroom (on UVA corner behind Littlejohn’s Deli), followed by reception

October 5  Walt Reid (Stanford University; Director, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment): “The State and Future of the World’s Ecosystem Services,” Clark Hall 108, 4:00 pm, followed by reception

September 9-10  Bob Pressey, Workshop: “Concepts and Techniques in Systematic Conservation Planning and the Use of Special Purpose Software,” Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

September 8  Bob Pressey (Biodiversity Science and Conservation Planning, Australia): “Systematic Conservation Planning: Achievements, Limitations, and Messages for Practitioners,” Clark Hall 108, 4:00 pm, followed by reception




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