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Distinguished ecologist Neil Adger March 2-3

March 1, 2011

Colorado State will host Neil Adger, Ph.D., in its Distinguished Ecologist Series on March 2 and 3. Adger is a leader in climate change work, having participated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his research achievements.

In his book, <em>Adapting to Climate Change, </em> Adger says that  we must reconsider our lifestyles and governments must remove barriers to action.

The Graduate Degree Program in Ecology.  The Distinguished Ecologist Series brings internationally-known scientists to CSU for 2–3 days to present their cutting-edge research and to interact with students and faculty in a number of formal and informal settings.

On Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, the GDPE will host Neil Adger, Ph.D., a professor of environmental economics in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

Adger will present two seminars that are free and open to the public. Both seminars take place in Natural Resources, Room 113.


  • Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m., Natural Resources, Room 113 - "Adapting without prices, without apologies"
  • Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m., Natural Resources, Room 113 - "Measuring social contracts, resilience, and vulnerability to environmental change"

About Neil Adger

Adger conducts research, teaches, and supervises graduate students on issues such as:

  • Social vulnerability
  • Resilience and adaptation to environmental change
  • Justice and equity in decision-making
  • The application of economics to global environmental change

Adger is a member of the Resilience Alliance. He leads the research programmeon adaptation in the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research. He has participated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its assessment of adaptation to climate change. He edits the journal Global Environmental Change with Katrina Brown and Mike Hulme.

Finally, Adger was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize from the LeverhulmeTrust in 2001 for his research achievements.   

The image that accompanies this story is courtesy of the Tyndall Center, which brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change.

Contact: Jeri Morgan
Phone: (970) 491-4373