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Can We Save Africa's Rhinos?

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Mike Slattery

  • Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University

Mike Slattery is an internationally trained geographer and environmental scientist who teaches and writes on a range of environmental issues from human impacts on river systems to the socioeconomic impacts of utility-scale wind farms. He has led several global conservation programs including the establishment of a research station...

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Research Focal Areas and Initiatives

Biodiversity Outcomes

Beth Polidoro

  • Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Deputy Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Samantha Cheng

  • Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Associate Director of Conservation Evidence, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Krista Kemppinen

  • ASU-Conservation International Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Stakeholder Engagement

Beth Polidoro will present Center activities connecting communities and institutions from local-to-global scales.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
School of Life Sciences, C-wing, Room 202
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Biodiversity Evidence, Metrics and Monitoring

Samantha Cheng will talk about finding evidence from what works in conservation.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00 - 1:00...

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Film Screening and Panelist Discussion: Souls of the Vermilion Sea

Biodiversity Outcomes
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (GMT - 7)

Join us for a special screening of the short documentary Souls of the Vermilion Sea followed by a moderated panel discussion with global experts on marine mammal conservation.

The vaquita is a critically endangered small porpoise that can only be found in the northern waters of the Gulf of California, Mexico...

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Wild Freedom: The Border and Its Environmental Impact

Biodiversity Outcomes Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Samantha Lloyd

  • Videographer

Sergio Avila-Villegas

  • Wildlife Biologist

Jan Schipper

  • Phoenix Zoo

Join videographer and producer Samantha Lloyd for a screening of the documentary-short Wildlife Freedom: The Border and Its Environmental Impact. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the environmental impacts of policies governing the Mexico-US border with Samantha Lloyd, Jan Schipper, and Sergio Avila-Villegas. Moderated by Andrew Maynard.


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Companies and Climate Change Risk: A Role for Nature?

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

When Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, Chevron suffered $1.4 billion in damages. When monsoon floods swept Thailand in 2011, disk drive shortages cost Hewlett-Packard $4 billion in revenue. When Twenty-First Century Fox was filming “The Revenant,” they added $10 million to production costs to relocate filming...

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No Need for Persuasion: Evidence of Mesoamerica's Changing Climate

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Friday, September 15, 2017
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Edwin Castellanos

  • Professor; Director of Center for Environmental Studies and Biodiversity, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Edwin Castellanos has researched adaptation and mitigation to climate change in Guatemala for the past 20 years. He was a lead author in the IPCC 5th report on climate change for the chapter on Central and South America.

In this talk, Castellanos will discuss adaptation and mitigation efforts currently underway in...

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Conservation Solutions for Sustainable Fisheries

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon

The oceans feed three out of seven people on the planet, yet many fisheries face significant threats associated with overfishing, habitat degradation and other threats. In this talk, ASU-Conservation International Professor of Practice Jack Kittinger and ASU-CI Fellow Dr. Elena Finkbeiner will discuss recent findings from sustainability science that are...

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Fracture Zone: Making Loss Visible

Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Osha Gray Davidson

  • Award-winning Photographer and Journalist

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) invites you to explore the power of photography for advocacy and conservation. Learn about the lands and water above the largest copper deposit in North America (outside Superior, AZ). Plans for mining this region could impact sacred Native American cultural sites, water...

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Hugh Hanson Seminar: Mapping Evidence for Impacts of Conservation on Human Well-Being

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Samantha H. Cheng

  • National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Science for Nature and People Partnership

International policy initiatives and conservation organizations have sought to emphasize and strengthen the link between the conservation of natural ecosystems and human development. To enable efficient, defensible and targeted decisions and investment in improving human well-being in conservation, we need rigorous and comprehensive evidence. However, the strength of evidence to...

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ASU-CI Professors of Practice Graduate Students Workshop

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

The ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, in partnership with Conservation International (CI), is welcoming six scientists from CI’s Moore Center for Science as Professors of Practice. The Professors of Practice will be instrumental in advancing the three goals of this Knowledge Partnership:

  1. Protecting...

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Lightning Talks and Discussion with ASU-CI Professors of Practice

Biodiversity Outcomes
Monday, March 13, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, in partnership with Conservation International (CI), is welcoming six scientists from CI’s Moore Center for Science as Professors of Practice. The Professors of Practice will be instrumental in advancing the three goals of this Knowledge Partnership:

  1. Protecting essential...

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Catchers in the Rye: Sustainability, Science, and Solutions in the Anthropocene

Biodiversity Outcomes
Friday, February 24, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Josh Tewksbury

  • Director, Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth
  • Executive Editor of Anthropocene – Innovation in the Human Age
  • Research Professor, Sustainability Innovation Lab, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Senior Scholar, School of Environmental Sustainability,

Josh Tewksbury, PhD, is Director of the Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth, Executive Editor of Anthropocene – Innovation in the Human Age, Research Professor in the Sustainability Innovation Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Senior Scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado...

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Hugh Hanson Seminar: Microbial Responses to Climate Change

Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Kelly Gravuer

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Arizona State University

In partnership with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, Gravuer will discuss microbial community responses to change and linkages to soil-carbon sequestration on working lands.

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