Winter 2020 January 28, 2020 in RW432 at 12:00 *sharp* Discussion of Nunez et al. (2019) and on finding solutions for conservation issues solutions for conservation issues.; host Marc Cadotte
January 31, 2020in ESC B142 at 15:00 Climate change and extreme events: new approaches predicting extinction-colonization dynamics across continents EEB/Conservation Departmental Seminar with Jeremy Kerr, Professor and Department Chair, University of Ottawa
February 13, 2020 in RW432 at 12:00 Charting the Space Between Science and Advocacy by Kate Nowak Summary: We are more than scientists(1) when we engage with the public, policy makers, journalists and others. We are increasingly encouraged and compelled to engage, to challenge anti-science narratives and promote the use of the best available science and evidence. In conservation, the call to go beyond science is that much more urgent as we prepare and equip ourselves for unprecedented change in the face of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and emergence of zoonotic diseases(2). We need science to respond effectively, but beyond the science, we need to make people aware(3),make them care,and express that we care. To do so requires understanding of what others know and value, appreciating multiple knowledge systems, onboarding a diversity of views, while balancing our own scientific work and values. I will draw on examples from my own experiences. Please come prepared to share yours, which may include your engagements in public consultation or planning processes, your writing of an op-ed or commentary, your participation at a demonstration(4), or your interest in advocacy on a particular conservation issue.