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Data Not Dogma:Overcoming confirmation bias to advance conservation and a sustainable planet

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Peter Kareiva, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Too often preconceived notions and political agenda’s drive our debates surrounding conservation and environmental issues.   We need to return to data—and data transparency to democratize science and focus on solutions as opposed to dogma. Examples will be taken form GMO crops, dams in the Pacific northwest, orangutans and oil palm, salt marsh restoration, sea otter rescue, and climate models.  Confirmation bias has been around for as long as there have been humans, but science is supposed to be the method that has self-correcting mechanisms that over-ride it.  Only by admitting to the gravity of the problem will be able to correct it.

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Beckman Center
100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA 92617

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM (PDT)


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