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Environmental Studies and Sciences News & Events

  •  Dr. Peter Kareiva elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

    In May 2011, the National Academy of Sciences elected Santa Clara University’s Dr. Peter Kareiva as a new member in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievement in original research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Dr. Kareiva was one of just 71 elected to the NAS in 2011, joining an elite group of just over 2,000 active members. Dr. Kareiva will be inducted into the academy this April during its 149th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

    Over the course of his career, Dr. Kareiva has authored over 100 scientific articles in diverse fields such as mathematical biology, fisheries science, insect ecology, risk analysis, genetically engineered organisms, agricultural ecology, population viability analysis, behavioral ecology, landscape ecology and global climate change. In addition to being a vice president and the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, Dr. Kareiva teaches the Environmental Studies capstone course for Santa Clara’s Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

  •  SCU to host 2012 AESS conference

    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

    Santa Clara University will host the national conference for the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) from June 21-24, 2012.  AESS is a professional organization that seeks to strengthen teaching, research, and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that too often divide the traditional academic disciplines.

    In addition to standard conference fare such as keynote speakers, workshops, symposia, and poster sessions, the AESS conference will provide opportunities to visit local ecosystems and other sites of environmental interest. The conference will also include several events showcasing the contribution of the arts to environmental studies.

    To learn more about AESS or to register for the conference, please visit