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Stanford Report, September 30, 1998

Jasper Ridge forum on global change: 9/98

Jasper Ridge celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on global change

Hear about global change from Stanford experts gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at a 4 p.m. forum in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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The event kicks off a year of activities marking the 50th birthday of the School of Humanities and Sciences. A range of prominent researchers who are concerned that people are changing the environment faster than they can understand it will talk about issues such as population biology, agricultural policy and environmental economics. Biological sciences Professor and President Emeritus Donald Kennedy will moderate the forum, called "Global Change ­ A Local Legacy," which will include renowned entomologist E.O. Wilson.

Panelists include Gretchen Daily from the Center for Conservation Biology; biological sciences Professors Paul Ehrlich, Christopher Field, Harold Mooney, Stephen H. Schneider and Peter Vitousek; economics Professor Lawrence Goulder; and Rosamond Naylor of the Institute for International Studies.

Tickets are $15 for the forum only. It will be followed by a reception and dinner at the Faculty Club with roundtable conversations led by Jasper Ridge researchers. A film premiere about the history and contributions of the preserve also will be shown. Tickets are $250 per person for the forum and main dining room seating, and $150 per person for the forum and patio seating. For tickets, call the Stanford Ticket Office at 725-2787. For general information, call 851-0619. SR