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Natural Resources, Ecology, and Public Policy: Time for Some Unconventional Ideas?

This event has been canceled and rescheduled for May 28. Please visit the new event page to register. 

RFF First Wednesday Seminar

Date
February 5, 2014
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. EST

A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m.

Location
RFF First Floor Conference Center
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration for in-person attendance is required. To RSVP for this event, please visit RFF's event registration page.

This event will also be webcast live starting at 12:45 p.m. Join the webcast at rff.org/live.

Tweet your questionHave a question for the panel while watching the live webcast? Simply tweet your question of 140 characters or less and include the hashtag #AskRFF. Watch the Q&A at the end of the event to see if it is selected.

About the Event

Demographers emphasize that the population growth rate has steadily declined over the last four decades and is expected to continue declining at a rapid rate. What does this demographic phenomenon signify for demands on natural resources and ecological systems? What other factors may concurrently come into play? This moderated panel discussion will draw on the emerging insight that humankind may be in the era of the “Anthropocene,” prompting us to reconsider interrelationships among people, resources, ecology, and the way public policies shape these linkages. Jack Bobo will discuss some of the key demographic trends. Erle Ellis, who has developed the still more recent concept of the “anthrome,” will discuss implications for ecological systems, including whether the potential to conserve biodiversity may, paradoxically, be increased by rapid urbanization and more intensive use of agricultural land. Roger Sedjo and Joel Darmstadter will emphasize the joint influence of markets and policy intervention, particularly in the cases of forests, agriculture, and energy.

Panelists

Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, US Department of State

Joel Darmstadter, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Erle Ellis, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Roger Sedjo, Senior Fellow and Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program, RFF

Moderator

Molly Macauley, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, RFF

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