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Items related to talks Jesse Ausubel has given or will be giving in the near future.

6 November 2014

On November 5 Iddo Wernick and Jesse Ausubel participated together with colleagues from the Breakthrough Institute in the seminar at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington DC titled Making Nature Useless? Global Resource Trends, Innovation, and Implications for Conservation. Iddo presented work on century-long trends in USA resource use, Making Nature Useless: Relative Dematerialization & Absolute Peaks. 

We also post Jesse’s brief (3-page) prepared remarks, On Useless Nature, subsequently published in RealClearScience (18 Sept 2015).

Some coverage at

Posted 12:11 pm in Talks

6 October 2014

We post “Meat and Potatoes and the American Landscape,” Jesse Ausubel’s lecture for the Sheriff’s Meadows Foundation at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, 8 July 2014.

Posted 11:10 am in Talks

17 June 2014

We post “Peak Farmland and Potatoes,” Jesse Ausubel’s Plenary address to the 2014 Potato Business Summit of the United Potato Growers of America, San Antonio, 8 January 2014.

Posted 10:06 am in News, Talks

10 June 2014

As part of the William and Myrtle Harris Lectureship in Science and Civilization, Jesse presented a lecture entitled ‘Cars and Civilization‘ at the California Institute of Technology on 30 April 2014.

Posted 09:06 am in Talks

1 October 2013

On 28 September in Cambridge MA for the 40th Reunion of his Harvard College class, Jesse presented a panoramic talk, Every Fish in the Sea, on the Census of Marine Life. The 17MB pdf posted here includes all the slides but not the animations or videos. Thanks to the Class of 1973 for a wonderful opportunity to share the Census!

Posted 01:10 pm in News, Talks

20 December 2012

Jesse’s short lecture on Peak Farmland is now in our regular Talk’s db, and the PHE paper Peak Farmland and the Prospects for Sparing Nature in our regular Bibliography db.

Here are some photos from the PDR Symposium.

Our paper has attracted more media attention.  Some linked examples are below:

Los Angeles Times


Reuters, appeared in many places, including Oman, Phnom Penh,  Sydney, Huffington Post

Posted 11:12 am in Talks

19 June 2012

Presentation-style version (color) of the paper , Quantitative Dynamics of Human Empires, International Journal of Anthropology 27(1-2): 1-62, 2012

Posted 01:06 pm in Talks

9 February 2011

We post a short slide overview of the Census of Marine Life presented as 4 February 2011 talk to the Board of Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Posted 03:02 pm in Talks

20 February 2010

Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss presented “DNA Barcoding reveals mislabeled fish in New York City market”   at the AAAS Annual Meeting  on February 19 in San Diego, CA. The talk highlighted the findings of their “Sushigate” project under the guidance of Dr. Mark Stoeckle.

Posted 03:02 pm in News, Talks

25 November 2009

What does electric power have to do with sea worms? Learn in Jesse’s talk “EPRI and the Lamellibrancid Worm” which spans zero emission power plants and deep carbon.

Posted 08:11 pm in News, Talks