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Collaborative Conservation: Weaving Together Universities and Nonprofits in the Fight to Save our Planet

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tracy A. Farrell

  • Vice President, Strategies and Fundraising, Asia Pacific Field Division, Conservation International

The ASU Center for Sustainable Tourism of the School of Community Resources and Development and the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will be hosting a public talk with Tracy A. Farrell to explore the impact conservation partnerships between NGOs and universities have on achieving positive conservation outcomes.

Farrell leads strategy and fundraising...

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Sharing Space with Nature: Wildlife Corridors in the Urban Desert

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Anita Hagy Ferguson

  • Consultant and Facilitator, White Tank Mountains Conservancy
  • Leads the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance Connectivity@White Tank Mountains Conservancy Learning Lab

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most biodiverse deserts in the world, contributing to its uniqueness and attractiveness to developers, residents and businesses. Geographic connectivity weaves the vital elements of the desert together, making the ecosystem sustainable. But habitat fragmentation from urban development puts this connectivity at risk, making...

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CBS Conservation Series: Organizing Concepts in Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program begins 12:00 p.m.

Leah Gerber

  • Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Gregory E. Kaebnick

  • Director, Editorial Department
  • Editor, Hastings Center Report

Elliott Millinor

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Life Sciences

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber will be partnering with Elliott Millinor and Greg Kaebnick to present a session on “Organizing concepts in biodiversity conservation.”

The session is the first in a series of four-presentations on organizing for biodiversity conservation in the age of extinction. These events are...

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Can Humans and Insects Thrive, Share, and Save the Earth?

Global Locust Initiative Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, January 17, 2019
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Yoram Yerushalmi

  • Head of the Israel Center for the Expression of Beneficial Insect
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

In past centuries, insects were considered pests, endangering agricultural and human health. Humans tried to eradicate those pests, using an impressive and ever-evolving arsenal of physical, chemical, and biological tools.

At the dawn of the 20th century, it was clear that, while humans may have won a few battles, we lost...

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Invisible Wild

Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Arian Wallach

  • Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Compassionate Conservation Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

A significant proportion of the Earth’s biodiversity has been erased, not from the world, but from our collective depiction of nature. Join us for a brown-bag lunch talk on compassionate conservation.

Arian Wallach's research combines ecological science with ethics to promote compassionate approaches to conservation. she aims to develop, apply,...

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Risks and Opportunities: Can We Improve Water Quality and Reduce Catastrophic Flooding in the Cape Fear River Watershed, North Carolina Under Ongoing Climate Change?

Biodiversity Outcomes
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Danica Schaffer-Smith

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Danica is a current NatureNet Science Fellow examining the use of nature-based strategies to address nutrient pollution and flooding in eastern North Carolina using remote sensing and watershed modelling methods, in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy North Carolina.

The Cape Fear River Watershed has been visited by three...

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Systemic Risk and Opportunity: Alternative Realities in Social and Ecological Systems

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Simon Levin

  • James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Princeton University

Ecologist Simon Levin began his career at Cornell University and has since worked at Princeton for 27 years. Levin also served as a president for the Ecological Society of America and, in 2014, received the National Medal of Science.

Phase transitions between distinct states are common throughout our world,...

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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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