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Elena M. Bennett

Elena Bennett - Associate Professor, McGill University

Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm CST
Nebraska Innovation Campus Auditorium
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

From planetary boundaries to ecosystem services: Guiding development on a changing planet

The current scale, rate, and intensity of anthropogenic change is unprecedented, and has evoked broad discussion about how these changes will affect the future of the planet. Indeed, we are unnecessarily threatening our own security by undermining natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services. In this talk, I will show how the science of ecosystem services can be used to guide natural resource management and limit anthropogenic change while providing for human well-being.

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IFPRI research fellow emeritus Mark Rosegrant, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Stephen Censky and former Senators Bob Kerrey & Chuck Hagel

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The Heuermann Lectures focus on providing security, and here security means enough to sustain the world, in the areas of food, natural resources, and renewable energy for people, as well as on securing the sustainability of rural communities where the vital work of producing food and renewable energy occurs.

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This public lecture series in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is made possible through a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, Nebraska. The Heuermanns are long-time university supporters with a strong commitment to Nebraska's production agriculture, natural resources, rural areas and people

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