Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the William Nierenberg Family are proud to announce a free public lecture by the recipient of the 2012 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest, Dr. Daniel Pauly, on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the International House on the UC San Diego campus.
Pauly, principal investigator at the Sea Around Us Project based at the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, has been a leader in conceptualizing and codeveloping software that is used by ocean experts throughout the world. Advancing the case for setting up marine reserves so that fisheries can make a comeback, the outspoken and often controversial critic of modern fishing practices has suggested that marine fishers will leave little but jellyfish or plankton for future generations to eat.
After the short award presentation, Dr Pauly will give a talk entitled, "Jellyfish Burgers, or How We Changed the Oceans and They Changed Us."
Although the lecture is free and open to the public, seating and parking are limited; reservations are required. For more information please call, 858-534-5607.
The Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest is awarded annually by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The Nierenberg Prize is named for William A. Nierenberg (1919-2000), a renowned national science leader who served Scripps Oceanography as director from 1965 to 1986. He was a leading expert in several fields of underwater research and warfare, and was known for his work in low-energy nuclear physics. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1971 and was the recipient of numerous awards and honors for professional research and public service.
The Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest was created through a gift from the Nierenberg family to honor the memory of William A. Nierenberg. The prize, which includes a bronze medal and $25,000, is awarded each year for outstanding contributions to science in the public interest.
Past winners are:
2010 Ira Flatow
2009 Richard Dawkins
2008 James E. Hansen
2007 J. Craig Venter
2006 Gordon E. Moore, Ph.D.
2005 Sir David Attenborough, OM (Order of Merit)
2004 Dame Jane Goodall
2003 Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
2002 Walter Cronkite
2001 E.O. Wilson, Ph.D.
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