Keynote Speaker

Thursday, February 23, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Pfendler 241 Deans Auditorium

Dr Cardinale will give his keynote on the global biodiversity loss crisis and the implications of its impact on humans and the planet.  RSVP for this event on the Agenda page.

Dr. Bradley Cardinale

Dr. Bradley Cardinale

Department Head, Ecosystem Science and Management

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Cardinale is an American ecologist, conservation biologist, academic and researcher. He is Head of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. Dr. Cardinale's work has focused on the conservation and restoration of biodiversity in natural systems, as well as the ecological design of human engineered systems that benefit from biodiversity. He uses mathematical models, lab- and field-based experiments, observational studies of natural ecosystems, and meta-analyses of existing data to examine how human activities impact Earth's biological diversity, and to protect and manage species, their ecosystems, and the services they provide to society. He has written over 120 scientific papers, as well as a textbook on conservation biology. Dr. Cardinale is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Ecological Society of America. In 2014, Dr. Cardinale was named by Thomson Reuters as one of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.