Navigation Links
Professor's essay is 1 of 10 in special issue of Daedalus
Date:7/25/2012

Cambridge, Mass Bren professor David Tilman's essay on the role of biodiversity in environmental sustainability is one of only ten essays in a new volume of the journal Daedalus, titled "Science in the 21st Century. Released on July 19 by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the issue included the thoughts of ten prominent scientists, each exploring emerging advances in their fields and respond to the question, "What secrets will science unlock in the coming decades?"

Acknowledging that predicting the future is an inherently unscientific enterprise, guest editors Jerrold Meinwald, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Cornell University, and May R. Berenbaum, Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, asked ten physical and biological scientists to answer the question that guided the writer's responses.

"I am deeply honored to be chosen to contribute to this special issue," Professor Tilman said. "Although none of us can predict the future, it is critically important that all of us consider how our ways of life may impact the sustainability of earth's ecosystems."

Professor Tilman's essay, "Biodiversity & Environmental Sustainability amid Human Domination of Global Ecosystems," echoes many of the themes presented by during a colloquium he delivered at the Bren School on February 6 and emphasizes the challenges to Earth's biodiversity in the face of demands of a rapidly growing world population.


'/>"/>
Contact: James Badham
media@bren.ucsb.edu
805-893-5049
University of California - Santa Barbara
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
2. Notre Dame establishes professorships in adult stem cell research
3. Dinosaur fossil: Even specialized predators didnt turn down free meals
4. Specialization for underwater hearing by the tympanic middle ear of the turtle
5. Special issue of the EMBO Journal celebrates 30 years of Wnt research
6. Special issue of Botany showcases CANPOLIN research
7. Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer
8. APS issues new policy requiring identification of sex or gender in reporting scientific research
9. Heightened Security Threats and Economic Issues Provide Fillip to Global Civil and Military Biometrics Market, Says Frost & Sullivan
10. Innovative cell printing technologies hold promise for tissue engineering R&D
11. Newly found protein helps cells build tissues
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Professor's essay is 1 of 10 in special issue of Daedalus
(Date:8/29/2014)... rise of the Tibetan plateau -- the largest topographic ... for both its profound effect on climate and its ... GSA Bulletin , Katharine Huntington and colleagues employ ... using modern and fossil snail shells to investigate the ... , Views range widely on the timing of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species ... from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations, previous ... largest numbers of species, often at the expense of ... , Many vital ecological functions of ocean ... food for millions of people. This study uncovers ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Minn. A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators ... up and enhance the process of re-engineering cells for ... uses network biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. ... engineering are described in two back-to-back papers in the ... a broad range of uses for all types of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 2Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 4Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 5Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 6Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 7Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology 2New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research 2
... who uses high-powered computers to map the workings of ... better understanding of how evolution occurs at the molecular ... the development of new and more effective antiparasitic drugs. ... Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a faculty member ...
... Earlier today, some 300 feet below the Earth,s surface, ... from Switzerland into France and back again, scientists at ... for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva fired the first ... history-making science. A contingent of more than 40 ...
... Two investigators who helped to uncover a previously unsuspected ... month by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with its highest ... University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Gary Ruvkun, PhD, ... the 2008 Warren Triennial Prize in honor of their ...
Cached Biology News:Computational biochemist uncovers a molecular clue to evolution 2Computational biochemist uncovers a molecular clue to evolution 3UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project 2UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project 3UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project 4Mass. General's Warren Triennial Prize honors discoverers of microRNAs 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... is offering a promotion for Eppendorf Safe ... customers to purchase the highest quality tubes at ... are ideal for customers doing chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, ... technicians who are not regularly able to afford ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical ... genetic deficiencies that result in metabolic disorders, announced today ... S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... of its common stock. The number of shares to ... have not yet been determined. Citigroup and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... mysteries is how plants survive impact by the ... rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The ... plant,s blades quickly dissipate the energy throughout the ... at DTU Physics have now managed to successfully ... bacteria contain light-absorbing proteins which play a role ...
(Date:8/27/2014)...  Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time ... to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark ... the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. ... resident who has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative ... June 2, she became the first person west of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3Rhythm Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time 2USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 2USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 3USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 4USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 5
... regulators, academia and pharmaceutical industry in the development ... Jan. 22 NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ... announced it has become a member of the ... ) is a broad-based collaboration of medical product ...
... provides an information-rich method for tracking the number and dimension of ... any given particle system, there are specific and possibly unique, changes ... part complimentary webinar series will provide you with the knowledge, information ... , ...
... have developed a ground-breaking method for testing the quality ... and increase the chances of conception. , Researchers at ... and Physical Sciences Research Council), have created a way ... of quality. Scientists can then consider whether the sperm ...
Cached Biology Technology:NewCardio Joins the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium 2NewCardio Joins the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium 3Maximize Data Analysis with METTLER TOLEDO FBRM 2New sperm shaker to improve IVF success 2
Anti-hamster Ig HRP detection kit...
...
ChIP-GLAS kit for H10K-B microarray chips. Contains ChIP kit, GLAS kit, and hybridization kit. Additional reagents are required. Please see manual for details. Contains sufficient reagent for 20 reac...
...
Biology Products: