Thursday, March 11, 2010

Next Chapter Meeting (May 27th, 2010)

Please join us for the May 2010 meeting of the Central California Coast Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Where: Suraj Indian Cuisine at 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061. For directions, click here

When: Thursday, May 27th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Why: To network with local conservation biology students and professionals, learn something new about on-the-ground application of conservation biology in central California, hear about upcoming programs and field trips, have a great meal, and have fun!

Schedule: Networking begins at 6:30 pm. The business meeting will start at 7:00 pm with dinner at 7:30 pm. The program starts at 8:00 pm.

Cuisine: Dinner will be a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods, priced around $15-$20 per person.

Program: "The Case of the Killer Potato Chip: Oil Palm, Deforestation, and Species Endangerment in Borneo". Our featured dinner speaker will be Dr. David Wilcove, Professor of Public Affairs and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Wilcove has written numerous books, papers, and articles on a variety of topics related to imperiled species and the conservation of biodiversity. Much of his work has explored the science behind, and the effectiveness of, the Endangered Species Act. The incorporation of sound science into policies protecting biodiversity and endangered species pervades his work. Dr. Wilcove’s program will examine one of the leading threats to biodiversity in one of the most diverse areas on the planet.

RSVP: An RSVP is required so that we can plan dinner. Please RSVP by May 22nd; To RSVP, Click Here*.

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