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ICCB-ECCB 2015: 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology & 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology

Luc Hoffmann Institute staff and fellows will present their research at SCB’s joint congress ICCB-ECCB 2015, taking place this week in Montpellier, France.

The Congress is a flagship global forum on conservation practice and science, bringing together the international community of conservation professionals to address conservation challenges and present new findings, initiatives and methods.

Building on the theme Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation, the congress will present new and different approaches to conserve biodiversity in the face of rapid biophysical and societal transformations; reflecting on how these emerging challenges, tools and opportunities affect the way conservation science and practice is presently delivered.

Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows Nyeema Harris, David Gill and Willian Kolby Smith will discuss the findings of their research projects, addressing diverse conservation challenges in areas such as:

Likewise, Carina Wyborn, Place-based Conservation Research Lead, is organizing a round table session on the role of boundary organisations in connecting conservation science, policy and practice, in conjunction with Angela Bednarek (PEW Oceans) and Lorrae van Kerkhoff (Australian National University).

Presentations

Tuesday, 04 August 2015.

Session Title: Conservation Policy

Presentation Title: Solving the mystery of MPA performance: Linking governance to ecological outcomes

Time: 8.30 AM

Room: Joffre A/B

Presenters: David Gill, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) / Luc Hoffmann Institute, Annapolis; Fox H., RARE; Mascia M., Conservation International; Ahmadia G., World Wildlife Fund US; Barnes M., University of Queensland; Craigie I., Arc Centre Of Excellence For Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; Darling E., University of North Carolina, Wildlife Conservation Society; Free C., Rutgers University; Geldmann J., Center For Macroecology, Evolution, And Climate, Natural History Museum Of Denmark, University of Copenhagen; Glew L., World Wildlife Fund US; Holst S., NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program; Jensen O., Rutgers University; Lester S., University of California; Thomas H., UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Whitmee S., CBER – University College London; Woodley S., WCPASSC Joint Task Force On Biodiversity And Protected Areas, International Union For The Conservation Of Nature (IUCN)

Wednesday, 05 August 2015.

Session Title: Conservation Planning 1

Presentation Title: Spatial and temporal dynamics of the conservation estate

Time: 10.10

Room: Sully 1

Presenters: Nyeema Harris, Luc Hoffmann Institute; Macsharry B., Unep World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Lewis E., UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Kingston N., UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Tewksbury J., Luc Hoffmann Institute; Joppa L., Microsoft Research

Session Title: Roundtable session

Presentation Title: Roundtable Boundary organisations to connect conservation science, policy and practice

Time: 12.00- 13.30

Room: Sully 3

Presenters: Carina Wyborn, Luc Hoffmann Institute; Angela Bednarek, PEW Oceans; Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Australian National University

Thursday, 06 August 2015.

Session Title: Conservation in Hotspots

Presentation Title: Large-scale compliance with sugarcane sustainability standards could result in mixed conservation outcomes

Time: 14.40

Room: Sully 2

Presenters: William Smiths, Luc Hoffmann Institute / Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Johnson J.A., Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Mieno T., Luc Hoffmann Institute, Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Nelson E., Bowdoin College; Gerber J.S., Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; West P.C., Institute On The Environment; Polasky S., Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Siebert S., Institute Of Crop Science And Resource Conservation, University of Bonn; Lambin E.F., School Of Earth Sciences And Woods Institute For The Environment, Stanford University; Brauman K.A., Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Carlson K.M., Institute On The Environment, University of Minnesota; Arbuthnot M., World Wildlife Fund; Pennington D.N., World Wildlife Fund

Main image: Martin Harvey / WWF

Luc Hoffmann InstituteICCB-ECCB 2015: 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology & 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology