Daniel Pauly – Marine Ecosystems and fisheries impacts – Dec. 15th

Invitation: Daniel Pauly on Fisheries, Ecosystems, and Scientific Thought
Town Hall Seattle, Lower Level
1119 Eighth Avenue
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
7:30 – 9pm
Soundings from Island Press: Daniel Pauly, author of
Five Easy Pieces: The Impact of Fisheries on Marine Ecosystems
Around the world, researchers are documenting in one study after another how industrial fisheries across the globe have taken a devastating toll on the environment. This destruction has been going on for decades, even centuries, yet until recently we didn’t have a clear understanding about the true impacts of fishing on marine life.
Daniel Pauly, professor in the Fisheries Centre and Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia, was among the first to document the impacts of industrial fisheries. He will be speaking at Town Hall Seattle on December 15th about his new book, Five Easy Pieces. In it, Pauly brings together the five scientific articles on marine ecosystems that broke the scientific news that our oceans have suffered major damage as a result of overfishing.
This informative new book will fascinate readers with an interest in the world’s oceanic ecosystems as well as those who are intrigued with the evolution of scientific knowledge.
Daniel Pauly is a professor in the Fisheries Centre and Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia. Until 2008, he was Director of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre. Along with Five Easy Pieces, he is also the author of Gasping Fish and Panting Squids: Oxygen, Temperature and the Growth of Water-Breathing Animals (International Ecology Institute, 2010)
Daniel Pauly’s lecture is part of the Soundings from Island Press Environmental Thought Leaders Lecture series presented by Island Press through the Town Hall Center for Civic Life. This series is produced in association with IslandWood and Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006, or at the door. Visit http://www.islandpress.org for more information.
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