Brendon Larson

Brendon Larson

Brendon Larson

Title:
Will consilience contribute to eco-civilization?

Biography:
Brendon is a professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has published over 75 refereed journal articles and book chapters (often in high-impact journals such as BioScience, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Ecology and Biogeography, and Science) and his book, Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability: Redefining Our Relationship with Nature (Yale, 2011) was awarded the Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication by the National Communication Association (U.S.). He has been a visiting scholar at Linköping University (Sweden) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and has been invited to give over 80 lectures — including two dozen keynotes and invited plenary lectures – around the world. In addition to his academic pursuits, Brendon has led several large environmental organizations (including Ontario Nature, with 7,000 members) and as Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies he currently oversees all matters affecting 2,300 students in the Faculty of Environment and, most notably, he created a Diploma in Sustainability accessible to all students at the University of Waterloo. For further information, please visit http://brendonlarson.com.