Ecologist to present lectures on the environment, Feb. 14
Posted February 8, 2002; 04:13 p.m.
Peter Vitousek of Stanford University will deliver a series of three lectures at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 12-14, in the large auditorium of the Computer Science Building.
Vitousek, who is Stanford's Clifford Morrison Professor in Population and Resource Studies, will speak on three topics related to ecology:
- "Beyond Global Warming: Human Alteration of Biochemical Cycles," Feb. 12;
- "Biological Invasion as an Anthropogenic Global Change," Feb. 13; and
- "The Hawaiian Islands: A Model System for Understanding How the World Works," Feb. 14.
Vitousek, who has taught at Stanford for 18 years, has studied natural and human-dominated ecosystems in the continental United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico and Hawaii. Recently, he has focused on Hawaii as a model for understanding how ecosystems are structured and how they function.
Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601