Spring Distinguished Lectures
How does biodiversity influence human health, wellbeing and prosperity?
March 23, 2011
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On March 23 at 5:30 pm, the School of the Environment and the School of Law were very pleased to sponsor the Spring 2011 Distinguished Lecture featuring Michael H. Depledge, who is Professor of Environment and Human Health & Chair of the Advisory Board for the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at Peninsula Medical School in Devon, UK. Professor Depledge's lecture will examine how biodiversity influences human health, well-being and prosperity.
Professor Depledge is internationally known and widely regarded for a wide range of significant contributions related to the impacts of pollution and contaminants on human and ecosystem health. Professor Depledge has published more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers in leading international journals and books. He was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the University of London (1996) in recognition of scientific contributions to the fields of comparative toxicology and medical toxicology. Since 1990, he has been an expert advisor on marine pollution to the United Nations, working in Brasil, Vietnam, China, and several other countries to develop the RAMP (Rapid Assessment of Marine Pollution) programme for the UNEP's Global Oceans Observing System (GOOS). He served as an expert advisor on endocrine disruption to the World Health Organization (2001).
The lecture will be held in the USC School of Law auditorium. A reception will be held after the lecture at the Hilton Columbia Center, Presidential Suite, 924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC at 7:15 pm.