Feeding the World, Sustaining the Planet

Jonathan Foley

Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 at 7:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of the Minnesota, where his work focuses on global environmental systems and their interactions with human societies. His research has contributed to a greater understanding of large-scale ecosystem processes, global patterns of land use, the behavior of the planet's climate and water cycles, and the sustainability of our biosphere. Foley joined the University of Minnesota in 2008, after spending fifteen years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, where he founded the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. He is a professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. The 2011 Paul L. Errington Lecture.

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Jonathan Foley's talk will address fundamental issues of global land use, food security and the environment.

He will also present the following departmental seminar, which is open to the public:

Solutions for a Cultivated Planet:
Evaluating Options for a Sustainable Global Food System
Friday, October, 21, 2011
3:10 p.m.
West Lagomarcino 142

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Cosponsored By:
  • Agronomy
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Program
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Biology Club
  • Iowa Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
  • Live Green! Sustainability Series
  • NREM Graduate Student Organization
  • Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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