31 May 2018
13:00 - 17:00

Université de Lausanne, Département d’écologie et évolution
Anthropole room 2106, UNIL-Chamberonne, Dorigny Campus, University of Lausanne

Conserving Biodiversity – From Academia to Practice

The Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) is pleased to invite you to a special public symposium in honour of Dr. Georgina Mace and her contributions to conservation.

Dr. Georgina Mace and a number of internationally renowned conservation specialists will give a perspective on conservation through the decades, focusing on Dr. Mace's efforts in producing scientific criteria underpinning the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and on her more recent work on Ecosystem Services and the Millenium Development Goals.

The symposium is organized jointly by UNIL and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The symposium is public, and everyone is welcome to attend. All talks will be in English.

13h00 // Welcoming words: Prof. François Bussy (Vice Rector for Research, UNIL), Tom Brooks (IUCN), and Prof. Antoine Guisan (DEE/FBM, UNIL)

13h30 //  Biodiversity and the struggle to make a case for Nature: Dr. John Hutton, Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute & Chair of the IUCN Red List Committee

13h55 // TBA: Dr. Wendy Foden, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch & Chair of the IUCN SSC Climate Change Specialist Group

14h20 // Species targets and the convention on biological diversity: Dr. Phil McGowan, Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Newcastle University & Chair of the IUCN SSC Post-2020 Taskforce

14h45 // Coffee Break

15h15 // Persistence and extinction of populations: Prof. Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin

15h40 //  Bending the curve of biodiversity decline: Prof. Georgina Mace, Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London

16h15 // Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Eva Spehn (Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment, UNIBE) and Prof. Antoine Guisan (DEE/FBM, UNIL)

16h45 // Concluding words

17h00 // Apéritif





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