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Stanford Report, May 24, 2000

Sarukhán to deliver Boething Lecture on forest ecology

José Sarukhán, one of the world's leading ecologists, will deliver the 12th annual Boething Lecture on Forests and the Human Predicament at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in Building 320 (Geology Corner), Room 105.

Sarukhán is professor and rector emeritus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His lecture, "Predicting Effects of Forest Fires and Distribution of Invasive Species," will examine the impact of forest fires on biodiversity in Mexico.

The Boething Lecture series addresses forest resources and processes, and their relationships to human populations. The annual lecture is sponsored by the Center for Conservation Biology with the support of John and Sue Boething.

Sarukhán's lecture will be followed by an informal reception in the garden outside Building 320. Both the lecture and reception are free and open to the public. SR