Collaborative conservation conference on campus

Paul Ehrlich
Paul Ehrlich

Early environmentalist
Paul Ehrlich to speak about population boom

A leader in the modern environmental movement, Paul Ehrlich, will speak on campus during a free public event associated with the 10th biennial Conference for Research on the Colorado Plateau.

Ehrlich, a world-renowned scientist and author of numerous books, including The Dominant Animal, Human Evolution and the Environment (2008), will discuss regional issues relevant to the book at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Prochnow Auditorium.

the dominant animal

In The Dominant Animal, Ehrlich joins with his wife, Anne H. Ehrlich, a prize-winning scientist, to examine the population growth crisis – from its roots in human evolution to the failure of modern governments to respond.

The event is free, open to the public and will include a book signing following the discussion.


Solutions for some of the most pressing conservation issues facing North America will be sought during an upcoming forum on campus.

The 10th biennial Conference for Research on the Colorado Plateau, “The Collaborative Conservation in Rapidly Changing Landscapes,” is Oct. 5-8 for managers, scientists, Society for Conservation Biology chapter members and anyone interested in the future of the environment.

More than 40 NAU researchers will present their conservation research findings during the conference, which is a collaboration of the U.S. Geology Survey and the Society for Conservation Biology, North America section.

NAU topics range from the management of Mexican gray wolves, monitoring meadows, forest health preservation, restoring Ponderosa pine ecosystems to conserving rare plants and how climate change can impact harvesting practices.

The conference also includes presentations by policy makers, breakout sessions and workshops.

For information about the conference, click here.