Science for Parks, Parks for Science

Please follow the links below to view the videos from specific sessions at the conference:

Wednesday, March 25
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony with speakers Steve Beissinger, Sam Hodder, Chris Johns, Caryl Hart, Jon Jarvis

Thursday, March 26
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote by E.O. Wilson; Mission of the National Park Service and its Relevancy Today

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Mission of the National Park Service and its Relevancy Today II

Jane Lubchenco, Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University: Seas the Day! (40 mins)

Hugh Possingham, Professor and Director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland: Expand or Represent? Restore or Protect? Manage or Expand? Conundrums in Protected Area Policy (25 mins)

Strategic Conversation moderated by Holly Doremus with the Honorable George Miller, retired, US House of Representatives, Denis P. Galvin, Reitred Deputy Director, NPS, Rebecca Shaw, Associate Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund and Francis Roberts-Gregory, PhD Student, UC Berkeley (20 mins)

1:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.  Stewardship of Parks in a Changing World

Ruth DeFries, Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia Univeristy: Beyond Boundaries: Parks within Coupled Human-Natural Systems (25 mins)

Monica Turner, Chair of Ecology, University of Wisconsin: Climate Change and Novel Disturbance Regimes in National Park Landscapes (25 mins)

Daniel Simberloff, Professor of WIldlife Conservation, University of Montana: Biological Invasions in the National Parks and in Park Science (25 mins)

Joel Berger: The Metaphorical Snowox - Science and Conservation in Increasingly Populated Parks

3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stewardship of Parks in a Changing World II

Jill Baron: Protecting National Parks from Air Pollution Effects (25 mins)

Strategic Conversation moderated by David Ackerly with Josh Donaln, Director of Advanced Conservation Strategies, Stephanie Carlson, UC Berkeley and Laurel Larsen, UC Berkeley

7:00 p.m. Albright Lecture on America's Two Best Ideas

Friday, March 27
1:15 p.m. Engaging People in Parks

John Francis, VP for Science, National Geographic Society: The World is a Park (25 mins)

Thomas Dietz, Professor of Sociology, Michicagn State University: Science, Values and Conflict in the National Parks (25 mins)

Edwin Bernbaum, Senior Fellow of The Mountain Institute: The Spiritual and Cultural Significance of Nature (25 mins)

Strategic Conversation on Engaging People in Parks moderated by Jennifer Wolch, Dean of the School of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley with Nina Roberts, Professor, San Francisco State University, Cyril Kormos, VP for Policy, The Wild Foundation, Justin Brashares, Professor of WIldlife Ecology, UC Berkeley, Christine Lehnertz, Western Regional Director, NPS

3:10 p.m. Future of Science for Parks and Parks for Science

Jamais Cascio, Institute for the Future: Welcome to the World of Tomorrow! (25 mins)

Gary Machlis, Science Advisor to the NPS: The Future of Science in the National Parks (25 mins)

Steve Beissinger, Professor of Conservation Biology, UC Berkeley: 1915, 2015, 2115: The Fall and Rise of Science in Parks (25 mins)


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