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May 6, 2009

Framework for managing land crisis to be focus of Boething Lecture at Stanford

Dan Nepstad of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will deliver the annual Boething Lecture on Forests and the Human Predicament at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in Braun Auditorium in the Mudd Chemistry Building at Stanford. The lecture, "Steps toward a Global Framework for Managing the Land Crisis," is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at 5 p.m.

A tropical forest ecologist, Nepstad is chief program officer of the Moore Foundation's Environmental Conservation Program, which includes the Andes-Amazon Initiative, the Conservation International Commitment, the Marine Conservation Initiative and the Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative.

The Boething Lecture series, named for John and Susan Boething, addresses forest resources and processes, and their relationships to human populations. The lecture is co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology, Program in Human Biology and Woods Institute for the Environment. For more information, contact Peggy Vas Dias at (650) 723-3171.



Mark Shwartz, Woods Institute for the Environment: (650) 723-9296,

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