Green Week Presentations on Biodiversity and Permaculture
September 29, 2009
During Purdue Green Week 2009, Director Bickham presented on the topic of biodiversity to the Purdue President's Council. "Ecosystem services that support humanity are closely linked with biodiversity. Biodiversity is a local, national, and global issue," said Bickham. Dr. Bickham has been conducting research in a biodiversity hotspot within the country of Azerbaijan for more than a decade. "There are many undiscovered species, and tremendous characteristics in the flora and fauna, and even soil microbial ecology that we've yet to discover."
Brent Ladd presented a public talk on Permaculture design during Purdue's annual Green Week celebration. "Permaculture offers a coherent way forward toward sustainability at the scale of our homes and communities," remarked Ladd. Permaculture is a design science based on ecological principles that aims to develop sustainable human settlement - or a permanent culture - integrating the ethical foundations of care for the earth, care of people, and fair share. Ladd is developing a public certification course in Permaculture Design to be offered locally next Spring.
- Brent Ladd
April 24, 2013
Purdue University researchers will unveil a learning toolkit for educators about a climate system approach to understanding how the Earth's climate is changing in connection with a three-day conference on campus in May.Read Full Story
April 12, 2013
In early June (2nd-6th), Purdue will host the 56th Annual Conference of the International Association of Great Lakes Research on the West Lafayette campus. Conference registration is now open. Early registration (at reduced rates) ends on 19-April.Read Full Story