Robert Goodland, World Bank's Environmental Advisor, to Speak

"Dairy projects are usually inequitable, nutritionally questionable, and risky for health," states Robert Goodland, Ph.D., of the World Bank, who will take part in a dialogue with David Pimentel, Ph.D., a Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Cornell University on the topic of "Environment, Food, and the Future" on Tuesday, April 25 at Sarah Lawrence College. Goodland's subtopic will be "Why Grain-Fed Livestock And Dairy Are Not Part Of The Solution," while Pimentel's subtopic will consider "The Population Problem." The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall on the College campus, and is free and open to the public. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.

A tropical ecologist who has worked in Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere, Goodland has acted as an environmental consultant to the private sector for more than a decade. He was elected Metropolitan Chair of the Ecological Society of America in 1989, and President of the International Environmental Assessment Association in 1993. The International Society of Ecological Economics awarded their first Kenneth Boulding award to Goodland and Herman Daly in 1994.

Goodland has published more than 20 books and many scientific articles on environmental aspects of development in tropical countries, including Population, Technology, & Lifestyle: The Transition to Sustainability and Race to Save the Tropics: Ecology & Economics for a Sustained Future. He is currently the World Bank's Environmental Advisor, where he has just received a 20-year-service clock (guaranteed for 12 months) and "Excellence Awards" in 1998 and 1999. He will also receive the "Millennial Conservationist" award in June 2000.

Pimentel is also an ecologist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research spans the fields of basic population ecology, ecological and economic aspects of pest control, biological control, biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, land and water conservation, natural resource management, and environmental policy.

Pimentel has published more than 500 scientific papers and 20 books, and has served on many national and government committees including the National Academy of Sciences; President's Science Advisory Council; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; and the U.S. State Department.