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Ecologist to present lectures on the environment, Feb. 14

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.

The talks are sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute and Princeton University Press . A reception will follow the Feb. 12 lecture.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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