March 31: Mini Beatty Lecture – Human ambition, rapid change and the search for appropriate intervention
The reality on which our views of nature are built is dissolving in the face of rapid climate change, globalization of species and shifting cultural views in an advanced technological society. We have entered a new era, the Anthropocene, which requires transformative approaches to understanding the social, cultural, economic and intellectual dimensions of rapidly changing ecosystems. In his Mini Beatty lecture, Dr. Eric Higgs, Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Victoria, will focus on strategies for responsible intervention in novel ecosystems and especially on retrieving a critical role for historical knowledge and finding appropriate ways of valuing changing natures. The event will take place on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Redpath Museum Auditorium. Reception with light refreshments to follow. More information here.