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Natural Capital Protocol for the Ocean Workshop

Biodiversity Outcomes
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

How does your business depend upon ocean resources? How is this ocean 'natural capital' changing and what risks and opportunities does this present?

The Natural Capital Protocol for the Ocean will be a framework to help businesses to answer these questions and more. We invite you to join a workshop...

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Conservation Oceanography of the North Atlantic Right Whale

Biodiversity Outcomes Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Charles Greene

  • Director, Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered cetacean species. Population and ecosystem monitoring studies reveal that the right whale’s reproductive rate is correlated with Calanus finmarchicus abundance in the Gulf of Maine, which, in turn, responds to ecosystem regime shifts associated with decadal-scale climate forcing...

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The Future of Conservation

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, August 23, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Alex Dehgan

  • CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
  • Chanler Innovator in Residence, Duke University

Paul Bunje

  • COO/CSO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs

Alex Dehgan is the Chanler Innovator in Residence at Duke University, where he teaches technology innovation to address sustainable development goals. Paul Bunje is a global thought leader in bringing innovation to solve environmental grand challenges.

Dehgan and Bunje co-founded Conservation X Labs, an...

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Hugh Hanson Seminar: Frontiers in the Assessment of Global Funding for Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Outcomes Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Daniel Miller

  • Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Funding for biodiversity is critical to achieving international conservation and sustainable development goals. However, investment decisions are hindered by lack of information on financial flows and considerable uncertainty over the likely impact of conservation spending. Miller will share results from recent research on both the allocation and effectiveness of international...

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Can Nature Save Us? Stories from the Natural World

Biodiversity Outcomes
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

M. Sanjayan

  • CEO, Conservation International

Please join us for a special talk from Conservation International CEO and ASU-CI Distinguished Professor of Practice, M. Sanjayan, as part of the ASU-CI partnership. During this talk, he will discuss the importance of nature to human wellbeing and the role we all play in conserving...

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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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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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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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