John Muir Institute of the Environment

Exploring New Opportunities for Educating Conservation Professionals

Date: May 17, 2010
Location: Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis

FORUM: Graduate Education for Conservation Professionals
9:00am - 12:15pm
TOWN HALL FORUM: The Future of Biodiversity:
What should be saved, why and how?

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Effective conservation entails a complex combination of biology and sociology; science and entrepreneurism; strategy and opportunism. Universities struggle with how best to prepare graduate students to enter the world of conservation when business management and conflict resolution training may be as important as population genetics and statistics.

This forum will address questions such as:

Registration highly recommended, http://envnet.ucdavis.edu/tools/rsvp/?gecp2010

Schedule

FORUM: Graduate Education for Conservation Professionals

Agency Perspectives: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Journalist, Pace University

Conservation Organization Perspectives: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Journalist, Pace University

TOWN HALL FORUM: The Future of Biodiversity: What should be saved, why and how? (More information)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Journalist, Pace University

Sponsors

John Muir Institute of the Environment, Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology, NSF Responding to rapid environmental change IGERT, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences