Dear inhabitants of the Génopode,
On April 28th, at 5:30PM, we will have the occasion to listen to prof. Paul R. Ehrlich, of the Center for Conservation Biology of Stanford University, speak about “Population, environment, ethics: where we stand now”. The talk will take place at the Amphimax, Auditorium 350, and will be followed by a short round table moderated by Christian Arnsperger, Professor of sustainability, with the participation of Guido Palazzo, Professor of business ethics, and Eric Verrecchia, Professor of Biogeoscience, all at UNIL.
Dr. Ehrlich does research in population biology (including ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and human ecology and cultural evolution). He has carried out field, laboratory, and theoretical research on a wide array of problems ranging from the dynamics and genetics of insect populations, studies of the ecological and evolutionary interactions of plants and herbivores, and the behavioral ecology of birds and reef fishes, to experimental studies of the effects of crowding on human beings and studies of cultural evolution, especially the evolution of norms. He has won a large number of awards, notably the Crafoord Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and considered the Nobel prize of Ecology.
For those of you old enough, you may remember the publication in 1968 of the book “The Population Bomb”, in which Dr. Ehrlich, then aged 36, predicted that the population growth would lead to catastrophic consequences such as mass starvation, and which gave rise to heated debates at the time.
Well, the legend author will be in person at the University of Lausanne. Do not miss this truly unique occasion, come one, come all!
PS: instantaneous translation will be available
Nouria Hernandez, PhD
Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG)
University of Lausanne