Geography Seminar | "Learning from Nature for Sustainability of Technological Systems"

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 1124 LeFrak Hall
Event Type(s): Seminar

Seminar Abstract:
Developing human-designed systems by mimicking nature is a promising approach toward sustainability. Unfortunately, most disciplines and methods, including those that are meant to enhance sustainability, ignore the role of nature. Developing nature-inspired sustainable systems requires an understanding of the role that ecosystems plays in supporting human activities, and ways of using such information for ecologically appropriate decisions. This talk will describe the framework of Ecologically-Based Life Cycle Assessment (Eco-LCA) as a way to account for the direct and indirect role of ecosystem services in supporting economic activities.

DR. BHAVIK R. BAKSHI is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio State University.

Website: http://www.geog.umd.edu/content/human-dimensions-global-change-seminar-series-current

For more information, contact:
Klaus Hubacek
Department of Geographical Sciences
(301) 405 4567

www.geog.umd.edu




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