Friday, March 21, 7pm
In this illustrated talk, Jesse H. Ausubel will discuss his massive recently completed project, the world’s first Census of Marine Life, a cooperative international effort to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life across the planet. The Census combined information collected over centuries with data obtained from 540 expeditions during the decade-long effort to create a roll call of species globally and in 25 biologically representative regions from the Antarctic through temperate and tropical seas to the Arctic. As program co-founder, Ausubel will report on the participation in the program of visual and other artists.
Jesse Ausubel is Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York City. He leads a research program to elaborate the technical vision of a large, prosperous society that emits little or nothing harmful and spares large amounts of land and sea for nature. During a four-decade career, he has worked on many most pressing environment challenges, including marine biodiversity, deforestation, waste minimization, climate change, and population. More info at http://phe.rockefeller.edu