Anthony Barnosky and David Buss visits CEES

CEES will co-organise two Science Debates in May. On 7 May, Anthony Barnosky will give a lecture on a new scientific consensus statement - a "messages for policy makers" - regarding the condition of the Earth. Nina Jensen (WWF) will comment. On 13 May, professor of psychology David Buss will lecture on Strategies of Human Mating, followed by comments by Harald Eia and Vibeke Ottesen.

David Buss, who will participate in the 13 May event.

Anthony Barnosky, from the University of California at Berkeley, is the lead author of a new scientific consensus statement intended to raise awareness among world leaders and the public in general about critical environmental issues that need immediate attention in order to ensure a sustainable world over the next few decades. The issues highlighted are climate disruption, extinctions, ecosystem loss, environmental contamination, and human population growth and over-consumption. One of the conclution is that "Human quality of life will suffer substantial degradation by the year 2050 if we continue on our present path". Over 200 respected scientists who study global change issues has already signed the consensus. Once a sufficient number of signatures has been collected, the statement will be presented to world leaders.

There will be an introduction by Nils Chr. Stenseth, and comment by Nina Jensen from WWF, followed by an open debate.

Day and time: Tuesday 7 May, 16.15-17.45
Venue: The Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus


David M. Buss from the University of Texas, well known for his evolutionary psychology research, will give a lecture on 'Strategies of Human Mating'.

There will be an introduction by Nils Chr. Stenseth, and comments by comedian and sociologist Harald Eia and criminologist and CEES guest researcher Vibeke Ottesen, followed by an open debate. Buss has extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and internationally. His primary research interests include, among other topics, the psychology of sex differences, human sexuality, mating strategies, and conflict between the sexes.

Day and time: Monday 13 May, 15.15-16.45
Venue: The Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Published Apr. 30, 2013 4:02 PM - Last modified Oct. 31, 2018 2:26 PM