Jessica Catto Dialogue | Thomas Lovejoy

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Renowned tropical ecologist Thomas Lovejoy will discuss his half-century of research in the Amazon in a lecture at Paepcke Auditorium on March 8, at 6:30PM. The lecture, “The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: 500 Years of Amazon Exploration and Science,” is free and open to the public. Lovejoy will present an overview of exploration and science in the Amazon basin from the first non-indigenous navigation of the world’s biggest river to issues of possible die-back today.

Dr. Lovejoy is a professor of Science and Public Policy at George Mason University, as well as an internationally renowned ecologist and conservation biologist who has worked at the interface of science and environmental policy in the Brazilian Amazon forest since 1965. He coined the term "biological diversity" in 1980 and co-created the popular public television program "Nature" in 1982.

Dr. Lovejoy is National Geographic Fellow and serves on the advisory board for the School of Global Sustainability at Colorado State University. He has served as senior advisor to the president of the United Nations Foundation, as World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and lead specialist for the Environment for the Latin American region, as assistant secretary for Environmental and External Affairs at the Smithsonian Institute, and as executive vice president of World Wildlife Fund-U.S., and on advisory councils in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations. 

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to Paepcke Auditorium as parking is very limited. RSVP does not reserve a seat.

This lecture will be broadcast on Aspen Public Radio through the generosity of the John Denver Aspenglow Fund.

ACES’ Jessica Catto Dialogues honor the environmental legacy of Jessica Hobby Catto through a speaker series featuring visionary thinkers and doers from all realms of environmental concerns. The series is supported by the Catto and Shaw families in Jessica’s memory.

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Paepcke Auditorium