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A Bee’s Eye View of a Healthy Food System

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Earth Sciences Building

2207 Main Mall

Ross Beaty Lecture Theatre | Room 1013

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

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Biodiversity Lecture Series with Claire Kremen

A Bee's Eye View of a Healthy Food System

From the perspective of native pollinators, Kremen will describe how our current food systems is not only unhealthy for the planet, but also for pollinators and people. She will describe studies of native bees and other pollinators that reveal how we can create environmentally-friendly farming systems that are also highly productive.

This is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Earth Sciences Building (across from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum)
Ross Beaty Lecture Theatre
Doors: 6:30 pm
Lecture starts: 7:00 pm
Registration required.



About the speaker

Claire Kremen is Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley, and co-directs the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California. She is an ecologist and conservation biologist whose work focuses on understanding and characterizing the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services, and utilizing this information to develop conservation and sustainable management plans, considering both protected areas and the working lands matrix around them. Her current research focuses on exploring the ecological, social and economic benefits, costs and barriers to adoption of diversified farming systems, and on restoring pollination and pest control services in intensively farmed landscapes, using both predictive modeling and field studies. Her work reaches from theory to practice and includes hands-on conservation action such as, for example, the scientific design and establishment of a network of protected areas to protect Madagascar’s endemic flora and fauna. In 2007, she was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her contributions to ecology, agriculture and biodiversity, and in 2013 she was elected to the California Academy of Sciences. She is a scientific advisor for several conservation organizations and sits on the Editorial Board of Conservation Letters.



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The Earth Sciences Building is fully accessible to wheelchairs through the entry ways, restrooms, and water fountains. The room is located on the main floor of the building, and has several spaces dedicated as accessible seating. If you have requests or questions about accessing this event, please email us at programs@beatymuseum.ubc.ca

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