Written by Bob Lalasz | May 3rd, 2011
The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist was named for his “excellence in original scientific research.” Read more about one of the highest honors a scientist or engineer can receive in the United States.
Written by Brad Parker | October 19th, 2010
Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist and co-author of the new textbook Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature, answered your questions on Monday, October 18 about topics including environmental education and how to get kids interested in nature.
Written by Bob Lalasz | August 26th, 2010
Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public’s trust…if anything.
Written by Peter Kareiva | July 8th, 2010
A new program to get urban youth into nature isn’t just a step forward for the Conservancy — it represents the key to conservation’s future, says Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva.
Written by Peter Kareiva | May 23rd, 2010
Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva says the Gulf Oil spill highlights how the energy industry can be a threat to nature — and that’s why conservationists must engage with energy companies such as BP to minimize those threats.
Written by Peter Kareiva | October 29th, 2009
Yes, global warming is a big deal and a big challenge. But sometimes I get so frustrated by conservation and environmental NGO’s for not being able to chew gum and walk at the same time — in other words, for failing to appreciate the real lesson of greenhouse gas emissions. The real lesson is there […]
Written by Peter Kareiva | October 7th, 2009
I have made a habit of asking ardent supporters of conservation — from members of The Nature Conservancy’s board of directors to the volunteer docents at a neighborhood nature reserve — why they care about conservation. The answer, almost inevitably, is some memorable or inspiring experience in nature. So what will happen if future generations […]
Written by Peter Kareiva | September 30th, 2009
In 50 years, many parts of the world will be unrecognizable because of climate change, population growth, shifting agriculture, new energy sources, hundreds of new cities and imperiled water supplies. The pressures of the climate crisis, coupled with the global recession, are pushing the conservation movement to reexamine many of its core assumptions. There is […]