Scripta Varia

Biological Extinction

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Proceedings of the Joint PAS/PASS Working Group
27 February - 1 March 2017
Scripta Varia 134
Vatican City, 2017
e-pub

Word of Welcome
Chancellor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, PAS and PASS

Greetings from Pontifical Academy of Sciences
President Werner Arber

Greetings from Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
President Margaret Archer

Goals and Objectives
Sir Partha Dasgupta (Cambridge University) and Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Extinction: What it Means to Us
Lord Martin Rees (Cambridge University)

Discussion

History of Life on Earth in Light of the Great Extinctions of the Past
Neil Shubin (University of Chicago)

Discussion

Life on Earth: Numbers of Species of Different Groups; Current Extinction Rates
Stuart Pimm (Duke University) and Peter Raven

Discussion

Why We Are in the Sixth Extinction and What It Means to Humanity
Partha Dasgupta (Cambridge University) and Paul Ehrlich (Stanford University)

Discussion

Life in the Oceans, Present and Future
Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University)

Discussion

The Consequences of Biodiversity Loss for Human Well-being
Charles Perrings and Ann Kinzig (Arizona State University)

Discussion

Societal Collapses from the Maya to Mesopotamia and Beyond
Timothy Beach (University of Texas at Austin)

Agriculture: Past Agricultural Revolutions, Prospects for Future Sustainable Productivity (biotechnology) and Their Possible Effect on Biodiversity
Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University)

Discussion

Global Footprint
Mathis Wakernagel (Global Footprint Network)

Discussion

Population: Current State and Future Prospects
John Bongaarts (Population Council)

Discussion

Biodiversity and Global Change: From Creator to Victim to a new Revolution
Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)

Discussion

How do We Stem Biodiversity Loss? – Natural Capital Project
Gretchen Daily (Stanford) and Steve Polasky (University of Minnesota)

Discussion

How do We Stem Biodiversity Loss? – Smart Cities
John Hoal (Washington University in St. Louis)

Discussion

How do We Stem Biodiversity Loss? – Smart Villages
Sir Brian Heap (Cambridge University)

Discussion

The Drivers of Extinction: Africa
Calestous Juma (Harvard University)

Discussion

Population and Biodiversity
Gérard-François Dumont (Université de Paris-Sorbonne)

Discussion

Summary and Conclusions
Peter Raven and Partha Dasgupta 

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