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Roundtable Discussion and Special Presentation

Dr. James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and winner of the 2005 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education, will lead a roundtable discussion on water quality issues in Puerto Rico and the neighboring U. S. Virgin Islands on Monday, 14 February, from 12:00 to 13:30 in Room 208C.

He also will lead a special presentation in Ballroom B during lunch on Tuesday, entitled, “The Ecology of War: Vieques, Human Rights, and the Concept of a Just War.” This talk will focus on marine ecological contamination on Vieques. It will embed this information in the larger issue of warfare ecology and the international debate over environmental protection clauses within the Geneva Convention on War.