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Plenary panels will discuss important issues involving biodiversity, climate change, and conservation science, with an opportunity for the audience to pose questions. Three plenaries are planned:

  • Plenary 1​: Science, Society, and the Challenges of Conservation Science

    • Discussion Leader: Simran Sethi

    • Valerie Luzadis | Chair, GCSE Board of Directors and Professor, The State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry

    • Kyle Whyte | University of Michigan, White House Advisor (invited)

    • Sally Archibald | Associate Professor, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg​ (invited)

    • Raman Sukumar | Professor, Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science ​(invited)

    • Amitav Ghosh | Author (invited)

  • Plenary 2: Community Applications for Climate and Biodiversity Research (Science Solutions for Local Actions)

    • Moderator: Esther Obonyo | Pennsylvania State University (USA)

    • Clara Rowe | Chief Executive Officer, Restor (Global)

    • Debal Dev | Conservationist (India) (invited)

    • Katarina Kahlmann | Chief Program Officer, Technoserve (Africa, Latin America)

    • Lynda Hopkins | Sonoma County (California) Supervisor, Fifth District (USA)

    • Neeraj Khera | Team Leader, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (India)


  • Plenary 3: Intergenerational Ways of Knowing to Engage and Protect Biodiversity During Times of Planetary Stress

    • Moderator: Chad Frischmann | Global Solutions Alliance

    • Harrison Watson | Princeton University

    • Wahleah Johns | United States Department Of Energy Office of Indian Energy

    • Saleemul Huq | International Centre for Climate Change and Development

  • Plenary 4: Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Research Community

    • Discussion Leader: Simran Sethi

    • Steward Pickett 

See the full agendas by day: