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SSWG Symposia

To facilitate information exchange and learning, the SSWG organizes symposia and coordinates social science content at SCB meetings:

The SSWG also organizes symposia in other professional forums.

 

2009 SCB Annual Meeting - Beijing, China

  • A full description of the symposia offered in Beijing can be found here.

2008 SCB Annual Meeting - Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

  • A full description of the symposia offered in Chattanooga can be found here.

2007 SCB Annual Meeting - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Conservation and Human Rights: Exploring Key Promises, Challenges and Questions

Organizers : Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, IUCN; Ashish Kothari, IUCN; Jessica Campese, TGER Member, Fulbright Fellow, Switzerland (jessica@cenesta.org)

Presentations:

  • Guidelines and Tools for Adopting a Human Rights Approach to Conservation. Jessica Campese (jessica@cenesta.org)
  • Rights-Based Approaches and ScalingU: New Approaches in Community Conservation. Jenny Springer (Jenny.Springer@wwfus.org)
  • Conservation and Ethnic Conflict in Burma: Working Towards Socially-Based Environmental Engagement. Zao Noam (zaonoam@yahoo.com)
  • Engaging and Involving Communities in Landscape-Scale Conservation: A Case Study from the Cape Floristic Region. Trevor Sandwith (tsandwith@tnc.org)
  • The History of Conservation Evictions in Botswana: The Struggle Continues. Lapologang Magole (MAGOLEL@mopipi.ub.bw)
  • Role of Parliaments in Protecting Environment-Related Human Rights. Hanna Jaireth (Hanna.Jaireth@parliament.act.gov.au)
  • IP Management: Right to Self-Determination Complimented by Support of State, NGOs, and Private Sector. Michael Pido (mdpido@yahoo.com)
  • Participatory Top-Down in Community Based Natural Resources Management Policies in Madagascar. Jacques Pollini (jp267@cornell.edu)
  • Using a Rights-Based Approach to Promote Social Equity in Conservation in Uganda. Phil Franks (Phil@care.or.ke)

Coping with Impacts of AIDS on Conservation in Africa

Organizer : Judy Oglethorpe, WWF (Judy.Oglethorpe@wwfus.org)

  • Implications of HIV/AIDS for the Conservation of Common Property. Wayne Twine (rcrd@global.co.za), L. Hunter and L. Patterson.
  • Examining HIV: An Elephantine Epidemic in the Caprivi. Rachel DeMotts (rbdemotts@yahoo.com)
  • Examining the Linkages Between AIDS and Biodiversity Conservation in Coastal Tanzania. Baraka Kalangahe and E. Torell
  • Overview of the Impacts of AIDS on Conservation Capacity and Community Based Natural Resource Management. Daulos Mauambeta (ddcmauambeta@africa-online.net)
  • HIV/AIDS and Conservation Workforce Capacity in Southern Africa: Perceptions of Critical Impacts, Barriers, and Mitigation Strategies. Jennifer Cash (jecash6@gmail.com) and S. McCool.
  • Umzi Wethu: A Case Study of Conservation Supporting AIDS Orphans & Vulnerable Youth in South Africa. Andrew Muir (andrew@sa.wild.org) and J. Anton Dunn.
  • Practicalities of Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into Communal Conservancies in Namibia. Velia Kurz (velia@africaonline.com.na)

Economic growth, biodiversity conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology

Organizers: Max Christian, University of Maryland, McArd Joseph Mlotha, Forestry Department, Malawi; William E. Rees, University of British Columbia (rchristian@umd.edu)

Presentations:

  • Perceptions and Realities of Land Degradation in Arid Namibia. David Ward (ward@ukzn.ac.za)
  • The Social Purpose of Professional Scientific Societies. Jon Rosales (jrosales@stlawu.edu)
  • The Hima: An Ancient Conservation Practice for the Future? Soumar Dakdouk (soumard@gmail.com), Serhal, Assad, Amer Saidi, Bassima Khatib.
  • Economic Growth, Land Use Change, and Biodiversity Conservation in Malawi. McArd Joseph Mlotha (McArd_mlotha@antiochne.edu)
  • The Steady State Economy: Putting Nature in its Place. Max Chrisitan (rchristian@umd.edu)
  • Prospects for Balancing Economic Growth with Biodiversity Conservation in the Protected Areas of Nepal: A Case Study of Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal. Shova Thapa (S.Thapa@sussex.ac.uk) and S. Stagl.

Freshwater conservation assessment, planning, governance and management: case studies, emerging issues, and key lessons from around the world

Organizers: Jeanne Nel, CSIR, South Africa; Ken Vance-Borland, Oregon State University; Bob Pressey, University of Queensland; Dirk Roux, CSIR (jnel@csir.co.za)

Presentations:

  • Catchment Networks for the Conservation of Freshwater Fish Species: An Evaluation of Selection Criteria. William Darwall (will.darwall@ssc-uk.org), K. Smith.
  • Policy Framework for Cross-Sector Coherence and Cooperation in Conserving Freshwater Ecosystems. Dirk Roux (droux@csir.co.za), J. Nel, & P. Ashton.
  • Incorporating Natural Processes into Freshwater Conservation Assessment and Planning. Jeanne Nel (jnel@csir.co.za), D. Roux, L. Smith-Adao
  • Planning for Biodiversity Conservation on the Amazon's Várzea Floodplains: Exploratory Analyses of Alternative Scenarios. Robert Pressey (r.pressey@uq.edu.au), M. Ridges, A. Albernaz, M. Watts.
  • The Interface Between Systematic Conservation Planning and Adaptive Management – Appropriate Governance of Monitoring and Evaluation. Harry Biggs (Biggs@sanparks.org), K. Rogers, S. Holness.
  • Designing Protected Areas to Conserve Riverine Biodiversity: Lessons from a Hypothetical Redesign of the Kruger National Park. Peter Ashton (pashton@csir.co.za), D. Hardwick, L. Hill, N. Kleynhans, J. Moolman, J. Nel, D. Roux, & B. Scholes.
  • Regional Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Planning: Defining Visions for Success and Measures of Conservation Status. Jonathan Higgins ( jhiggins@tnc.org ).
  • Do Freshwater and Terrestrial Priorities Overlap in Conservation Assessments? Mao Angua Amis (mao@botzoo.uct.ac.za), R. Mathieu, L. Mervyn, & J. Day.
  • Use of Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Assess the Conservation Status of Streams and Rivers in the Albertine Rift Region of Uganda. Aventino Kasangaki (kasangaki@itfc.org), V. Resh, L. Chapman, W. Gandhi, P. Otika, & R. Muhabwe.
  • Freshwater Protected Areas: Oxymoron, Solution, or Both? Robin Abell (Robin.Abell@wwfus.org) & M. Thieme.
  • Freshwater Conservation Planning Methods to Date. Ken Vance-Borland (ken.vance-borland@oregonstate.edu)
  • Identifying Management Priorities for Riverine Landscapes: Integration. Simon Linke (simon.linke@gmail.com), R. Pressey, R.C. Bailey & R.H. Norris
  • Aquatones as Priority Nodes for a Freshwater Conservation Network. Joshua H. Viers (jhviers@ucdavis.edu) & J.A. Israel.
  • The Development of a “Catchment to Coast Conservation Strategy” for the Cape Floristic Region South Africa. Pierre De Villiers (estuaries@cncjnk.wcape.gov.za).

Human Dimensions of Conserving Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Organizers: Delphine Malleret-King, Africa Wildlife Foundation; Innocent Wanyonyi, SocMon Western Indian Ocean Region; Christy Loper, Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management; Joshua Cinner; James Cook University, Australia (Christy.Loper@noaa.gov)

Presentations:

  • What Managers Don't Know about Resource Conflict Amongst Fishers: A Case Study of Msambweni Artisanal Fishers in Kenya. Patrick Kimani (patrickkim2002@yahoo.com).
  • The Poverty Trap: How Socioeconomic Factors Influence Exit from a Declining Fishery. Joshua Cinner (joshua.cinner@jcu.edu.au), T. Daw, T. McClanahan & S. Stead.
  • Perceptions and Future Scenarios of People's Dependence on Coral Reef Fisheries in the Western Indian Ocean. Tim McClanahan (tmcclanahan@wcs.org), S. Selina, J. Cinner, T. Daw.
  • Integrating Socio-Economic Monitoring in Coastal Management in the Western Indian Ocean. Innocent Wanyonyi (iwanyonyi@cordioea.org).
  • Harvesting High Value Marine Resources in the Rural Areas of South Africa: Implications for Governance and Prospects for Poverty Alleviation. Serge Raemaekers (s.raemaekers@telenet.be), G. Calvo-Ugarteburu & P.Britz.
  • Organizing People Towards Co-Managerial Arrangements: The Case for Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries in Tanzania. Modesta Medard (MMedard@wwftz.org), & H. Machano.
  • Implications of Socio-Economic Factors and Community Perceptions Influencing Coral Reef Conservation in SW Madagascar. Minna Epps (minna@blueventures.org) & A. Gildas.
  • The Impacts of Poverty on Coastal Resource Management Kenya. Jacob Ochiewo (jochiewo@kmfri.co.ke).

Making conservation actions more effective: Linking key concepts of adaptive management and systematic conservation planning in an evidence-based framework

Organizers: Andrew Pullin, University of Birmingham; Brian W. van Wilgen, CSIR, South Africa; William J. Sutherland, University of Cambridge; Nick Salafsky, Conservation Measures Partnership; Tosha Comendant, The Nature Conservancy (a.s.pullin@bham.ac.uk)

Presentations:

  • Restoring Altered Flow Regimes: An Evidence-Based Approach from the Nature Conservancy. Tim Tear (ttear@TNC.ORG), A. Warner, T. Fitzhugh, B. Richter, T. Comendant & D.Salzer
  • Improving Conservation Effectiveness Through Adaptive Management. Nick Salafsky (nick@fosonline.org).
  • Management of Elephants and Biodiversity in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa: Evidence-Based Practice – Sometimes! Graham Kerley (Graham.kerley@nmmu.ac.za), M. Knight.
  • Making Conservation Actions More Effective – What's in the Toolbox? Andrew Pullin (a.s.pullin@bham.ac.uk).
  • Making Conservation More Effective – Putting the Pieces Together. William Sutherland (w.sutherland@zoo.cam.ac.uk).
  • Fire Management in Kruger National Park, South Africa. B.W. Van Wilgen (BvWilgen@csir.co.za) N. Govender, H.C. Biggs
  • Invasive Weed Management in Australia and South Africa. Anthony C. Grice (Tony.Grice@csiro.au).

Mapping the economic value of nature: incorporating ecosystem services into conservation planning

Organizers: Taylor Ricketts, WWF; Richard Cowling, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Taylor.Ricketts@wwfus.org)

Presentations:

  • Ecosystem Services and Conservation Planning. Taylor Ricketts (Taylor.Ricketts@wwfus.org)
  • Synergies and Tradeoffs Between Hydrological Services and Biodiversity Across Sub-Saharan Africa. Neil Burgess (Neil.Burgess@wwfus.org)
  • An Operational Framework for Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Land Use Planning. Richard Cowling (rmc@kingsley.co.za)
  • To What Extent have Ecosystem Service been Included in Conservation Plans? Benis Egoh (benis@sun.ac.za), M. Rouget, B. Reyers, A. Knight, R. Cowling, A. van Jaarsveld, A. Welz.
  • Managing Mobile Organisms Producing Ecosystem Services in Changing Landscapes: The Case of Pollination. Claire Kremen (ckremen@nature.berkeley.edu).
  • Global-Scale Mapping of Ecosystem Services: Implications for Conservation Priorities. Robin Naidoo (Robin.Naidoo@wwfus.org), A. Balmford, R. Costanza,B. Fisher, R. Green, T. Malcolm, R. Ricketts.
  • Evaluating Payment Strategies for Ecosystem Services: Implications for Delivery of Biodiversity, Carbon Sequestration and Marketable Commodities. Stephen Polasky (polasky@umn.edu), E. Nelson, D. Lewis, A. Plantinga, J. Camm, E. Lonsdorf, H. Tallis.
  • Restoring Degraded Landscapes for Ecosystem Service Delivery: Prospects for a Semi-Arid African Ecosystem. Anthony Mills (ajmrsa@gmail.com), M. Powell, R. Cowling, C. Marais, C. Shackleton.
  • Using Ecosystem Services to Mainstream a Conservation Plan for the Grassland Biome of South Africa. Belinda Reyers (breyers@csir.co.za) , J. Nel, B. Egoh, Z. Jonas, M. Rouget.
  • A Real-World Mapping Exercise in the Oudtshoorn Municipality, South Africa: A Case For and Against the Ecosystem Services Approach. Adam Welz (adamwelz@yahoo.com).
  • Mapping and Evaluating Ecosystem Services Across Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains. Andrew Balmford (apb12@cam.ac.uk), N. Burgess, M. Rouget.
  • Distribution of Ecosystem Services in Large River Basins: Application to Conservation Planning. Paul West (pwest@TNC.ORG), J. Foley, C. Barford, H. Gibbs, C. Kucharik, C. Monfreda.
  • Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services: The Natural Capital Project. Rebecca Shaw (shaw@globalecology.stanford.edu), G. Daily, P. Kareiva, S. Polasky, T. Ricketts, H. Tallis, C. Tam, B.H. Thompson, Jr.
  • Beyond the Catskills: The Status of Ecosystem Services in Conservation Practice. Heather Tallis (htallis@stanford.edu), R. Goldman, G. Daily, P. Kareiva, T. Ricketts.

Sharing rights and responsibilities in new approaches to protected area governance

Organizers: Joanna Durbin, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar; Joelisoa Ratsirarson, Université d'Antananarivo ; Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, IUCN (joanna.durbin@durrell.org)

Presentations:

  • Involvement of Civil Society in Protected Areas with Different Governance Types. Elke Mannigel (elke.mannigel@gmx.de).
  • Shared Governance in Conservation of Biodiversity: Community Conserved Areas Protecting the Endangered Ethiopian Wolf. Zelealem Tefera (kykebero@ethionet.et).
  • Changing the Relationship between Park and Community by Redefining the Protected Areas at Lake Mburo National Park and the Rwenzori Natinoal Park in Uganda. Mark Infield (mark.infield@fauna-flora.org) , A. Mugisha.
  • Diversifying Protected Area Governance and Adopting Innovation as Part of the Tripling of Protected Areas in Madagascar. Joelisoa Ratsirarson (j.ratsirarson@univ-antananarivo.mg), H. Raharinjanahary, J.Ranaivonasy, J. Durbin.
  • Innovations in Protected Area Governance: Experience and Lessons since the Durban 2003 Watershed. Joanna Durbin (joanna.durbin@durrell.org), G. Borrini-Feyerabend
  • Peruvian Communal Reserves: National Heritage or Indigenous Territory? Helen Newing (H.S.Newing@kent.ac.uk), E. Caruso.
  • Collaborative Governance of PAs in Areas of High Population Density: Lessons Learned from Eight Co-Management Pilot Sites in Bangladesh. Azharul H. Mazumder, P. Decosse, D. Deppert.
  • A Preliminary Perspective on the Status and Needs of Community Conserved Areas in Mesoamerica, with a Particular Focus on Mexico. Claudia I. Camacho-Benavides (isabelcb@gmail.com), C. Del Campo-Garcia, G. Martin.

Sharing the range: elephants, people and biological conservation in Africa

Organizers: Rob Slotow, University of KwaZulul Natal; David Cumming, University of Cape Town; Holly Dublin and Leo Niskanen; IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (cumming@icon.co.zw)

Presentations:

  • A Tale of Four Regions: The Status, Threats and Challenges Facing the Management and Conservation of Africa's Elephants Across their Range. Holly Dublin (holly.dublin@iucn.org).
  • Water Availability: The Underlying Driver of Elephant Life. Adrian Shrader (Shrader@ukzn.ac.za) , A. Gaylard.
  • Elephant Demographic and Behavioural Consequences of Stochastic Events and Massive Human Interventions. Bruce Page (pageb@ukzn.ac.za), R.L. Mackey, L. Woolley, R. Slotow.
  • Of Elephants, Predators and Plants, in Protected Areas: A Case of Classic Trophic Cascades? David Cumming (cumming@icon.co.zw).
  • Ecological and Socio-Economic Costs and Benefits of Alternative Elephant Conservation Approaches. Rowan Martin (mockingchat@zol.co.zw).
  • Management of Elephant Overpopulation: Technical, Political, and Welfare Considerations. David Balfour (dbalfour@ecparksboard.co.za), L. Niskanen.
  • Human-Elephant Conflict: Main Issues and Potential Solutions. Noah Sitati (N_wasilwa@hotmail.com).
  • A Landscape Approach to the Conservation Management of Southern Africa's Elephants. Rudi Van Aarde (rjvaarde@zoology.up.ac.za), S. Ferreira, J. Junker, T. Ott, K. Young
  • Governance and Institutional Scale Mismatches in the Conservation, Management and Sustainable Use of Elephants. Malan Lindeque (malan.l@mweb.com.na).
  • Do Elephants Fit Classical Plant-Herbivore Theoretical Frameworks? Implications for Valuable Threatened Habitats. Mariet Jie Landman (Marietjie.landman@nmmu.ac.za), G. Kerley, K. Gough.
  • Elephant Social Organisation, Foraging, and Raning: Implications for Habitat Diversity and Managemetn. Rob Slotow (Slotow@ukzn.ac.za), S. Graeme, B. Page, K. Duffy.
  • Value Systems, Ethics and Management Options for Elephants: Whose Values Should Prevail? David Mabunda (DavidM@sanparks.org).

The poverty / conservation equation

Organizers: M. Sanjayan, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy, Carmen Revenga, The Nature Conservancy (msanjayan@tnc.org)

Presentations:

  • Defining Poverty and Conservation. Julie Beston (littlejuls@gmail.com), T. Boucher.
  • Conservation of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation: Pancea or Hype? Peter Kareiva (pkareiva@tnc.org), M. Marvier.
  • Do Protected Areas Alleviate or Exacerbate Poverty: Initial Results from a Four Country Study. Richard Hatfield (RHatfield@awfke.org), P. Franks.
  • Beyond Nemo: The Inequity of the Global Threat to Coral Reefs. Simon Donner (sddonner@princeton.edu), D. Potere.
  • The Wealth of the Poor: Ecosystem Income and Poverty Reduction. Gregory Mock (jordan.rosenfeld@gov.bc.ca).
  • Resource Management in China: A New Approach to Rural Well-Being Through Ecosystem Services. Christine Tam (cbtam@stanford.edu).
  • Water for the Poor: Incorporating the Environment into Water Resources Assessment Using the Water Poverty Index. Caroline Sullivan (caroline.sullivan@ouce.ox.ac.uk).

The significance of gender in conservation policy and project success

Organizers: Tracy Dobson, Michigan State University; Anne Ferguson, Michigan State University, Solange Bandiaky, Clark University (dobson@msu.edu)

Presentations:

  • Gender and Class Dynamics in Conservation of Sacred Forests in Venda, South Africa, Thidinalei Tshiguvho (thidinalei@yahoo.com).
  • The Gendered Effects of Participatory Approaches and Institutional Choices in Malidino Biodiversity Community-Based Reserve, Senegal. Solange Bandiaky (sbandiaky@clarku.edu)
  • Gendering Nature: Conservation and the Biological Sciences in Twentieth Century America. Susan R. Schrepfer (schrepfe@rci.rutgers.edu).
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Policies and their Intersection with Gender Relations and Environment in Kenya. Esther Wangari (EWangari@towson.edu).
  • Why Gender? Tracy Dobson (Dobson@msu.edu).
  • Women's Changing Rights to Land and Water Resources: Wetlands Use in Malawi. Anne Ferguson (fergus12@msu.edu).
  • Forest Conservation and Gender Roles: Cases from East Africa and Latin America. Esther Mwangi (E.Mwangi@cgiar.org), R. Meinzen-Dick.
  • Transgressing Boundaries: Decentralization and Gendered Ownership and Rights to Species and Spaces within Forested Landscapes in East Africa. Gorettie Nsubuga Nabanoga (nabanoga@forest.mak.ac.ug), E. Obonyo-Kamau, P. Ongugo, J. Njuguna, A. Banana. W. Gombya-Ssembajjwe.

2006 SCB Annual Meeting - San Jose, California, USA

Integrative conservation problem solving: the policy sciences as a tool to bridge the natural and social sciences

Organizers: Richard Wallace (Ursinus College), Tim Clark (Yale University), and Murray Rutherford (Simon Fraser University) rwallace@ursinus.edu

Presentations:

  • IMPROVING CONSERVATION BIOLOGY THROUGH INTEGRATING BIOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: NEEDS, METHODS, EXAMPLES, AND OPPORTUNITIES. Tim Clark, Murray Rutherford, Richard Wallace, and David Mattson
  • CONSERVATION CONUNDRUMS: UNRAVELING SOCIAL PROCESS IN COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION. Peter Wilshusen (pwilshus@bucknell.edu)
  • WHAT THE HISTORY OF THE MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT TEACHES US ABOUT INNOVATION IN U.S. GOVERNMENT CONSERVATION. Richard Wallace (rwallace@ursinus.edu)
  • OVERSIGHT TO INSIGHT: THE U.S. MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION AS A PROTOTYPE OF GOVERNMENT EVALUATION. Kathryn Semmens and Richard Wallace (kasemmens@ursinus.edu)
  • SEARCHING FOR GREATER YELLOWSTONE'S SCIENCE POLICY: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE, SOCIETY, AND NATURE. David Cherney (david@nrccooperative.org)
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEM SOLVING FOR GRIZZLY BEAR CONSERVATION IN THE BANFF-BOW VALLEY REGION OF ALBERTA, CANADA. Murray Rutherford and Mike Gibeau (mbr@sfu.ca)
  • CONFLICT OVER CARNIVORES: A WINDOW ON NATURAL RESOURCES GOVERNANCE. David Mattson (David.Mattson@nau.edu)
  • LESSONS FROM INTEGRATIVE CONSERVATION. Richard Wallace, Tim Clark, Murray Rutherford, and David Mattson (rwallace@ursinus.edu)

The quadrupled face of biodiversity conservation in Africa

Organizers: Delali Dovie (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Norbert Cordeiro (University of Illinois at Chicago) delali@biology.wits.ac.za

Presentations:

  • ENGENDERING THE NEPAD ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVE: LINKING POLICIES TO AFRICAN WOMENS' LOCAL REALITIES. Solange Badianky ( sbandiaky@clarku.edu )
  • THE HUMAN-POLITICAL ECONOMY, CROSSOVER METHODOLOGICAL AUGMENTATION, AND CONSERVATION. Delali Dovie ( delali@biology.wits.ac.za )
  • MAPPING FOREST COVER CONVERSION AND FRAGMENTATION IN MALAWI, 1973–2000. McArd Joseph Mlotha ( McArd_mlotha@antiochne.edu )
  • INTEGRATING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN DOMESTICATION TRIALS OF A NATIVE TANZANIAN TREE. Charles Meshack ( cmeshack@tfcg.or.tz )
  • POLICIES, POLITICS AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION IN UGANDA. Edward Mwavu ( edwardm@gecko.biol.wits.ac.za )
  • IMPLEMENTING OPTIMAL CONSERVATION ACTIONS FOR MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS: A CASE EXAMPLE FROM THE TAITA HILLS, KENYA. Mwangi Githiru ( mwangi.githiru@ua.ac.be )

New, market-based strategies for marine conservation
     

Organizers: Mike Beck (The Nature Conservancy), Charles Cook (The Nature Conservancy), Craig Denisoff (Wildlands, Inc.) and Rod Fujita (Environmental Defense) mbeck@tnc.org

Presentations:

  • REDUCING OPPOSITION TO OCEAN CONSERVATION. Rod Fujita ( rfujita@environmentaldefense.org )
  • TESTING A NEW TOOL FOR MARINE CONSERVATION: PROTECTING ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL FISHING PERMITS AND TRAWL VESSELS. Charles Cook ( cook@tnc.org )
  • MITIGATION BANKING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COASTAL AND OCEAN ENVIRONMENT. Craig Denisoff ( cdenisoff@sbcglobal.net )
  • CONSERVATION LEASING AND OWNERSHIP OF SUBMERGED LANDS: NEW TOOLS FOR MARINE CONSERVATION. Michael Beck ( mbeck@tnc.org )

Advocacy in conservation science

Organizers: J. Michael Scott (University of Idaho), Janet Rachlow (University of Idaho), and Robert Lackey (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) jrachlow@uidaho.edu

Presentations:

  • ADVOCACY IN SCIENCE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE AND ITS CONTROVERSIES. Jocelyn Aycrigg, Gabrielle Feldman, Robert Lackey, Anna Pidgorna, JANET RACHLOW, David Rupp, J. Michael Scott, David Stanish, and Leona Svancara. ( jrachlow@uidaho.edu )
  • USING RESEARCH TO DRIVE THE POLICY AGENDA: SCIENCE OR ADVOCACY? Robert Pressey ( r.pressey@uq.edu.au )
  • VALUES ARE A GOOD THING IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY. Reed Noss ( rnoss@mail.ucf.edu )
  • ROLE OF ADVOCACY IN COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE AND EFFECTING CHANGE. Gretchen Daily ( gdaily@stanford.edu )
  • DEFINING APPROPRIATE ROLES FOR SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS IN DEVELOPING, ANALYZING, AND IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC POLICY. Robert Lackey and Joshua Lawler( lackey.robert@epa.gov )
  • CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND FOUR TYPES OF ADVOCACY. Peter Brussard ( brussard@biodiversity.unr.edu )
  • SCIENTISTS WORKING WITH PRIVATE LAND OWNERS AS PART OF THE HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANNING PROCESS. Barry Noon ( brnoon@cnr.colostate.edu )
  • JOURNAL EDITORS' ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION. Tim Beardsley, Editor, Bioscience and Gary Meffe, Editor, Conservation Biology
  • SCIENCE AND ADVOCACY IN THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. Ann Bartuska ( abartuska@fs.fed.us )
  • COMMUNICATING RESULTS SCIENCE TO SOCIETY. Susan Haseltine ( susan_haseltine@usgs.gov )
  • WHEN LIFE ITSELF HANGS IN THE BALANCE: THE TUG-OF-WAR BETWEEN SCIENCE AND ADVOCACY WITHIN THE US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE. Daniel Ashe ( Dan_Ashe@fws.gov )

2005 SCB Annual Meeting - Brasilia, Brasil

Conservation and the Social Sciences: Lessons from the Field

Organizer: Mike Mascia (Michael.Mascia@wwfus.org)

Presentations:

  • The Concept of Community and Nature Conservation Programs: Experiences from the Bolivian Chaco. M. Painter and A. Chiccon.
  • The Application of Ethnoecological Research for Improved Conservation: a Case Study from the TransFly Region of New Guinea. A. Tomasek and B. Bito*
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Marine Conservation Through the Application of Socioeconomic Monitoring Methods. W. Aalbersberg, M. Guilbeaux, M. Mejia, J. Reynolds, P. Seeto, N. Salafsky, and A. Tawake.
  • Community and Science Working for Conservation of the International Río Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico. J. Murrieta-Saldivar and A. Gonzales*.
  • Negotiating for Change: the Case of the African Grassroots Innovation for Livelihood and Environment (AGILE) Concept in Uganda. J. Tanui*, D. Russell, and A. Stroud.
  • Forest Conflict, Conservation, and Governance in Liberia. S. Siakor*, A. Blundell, and M. Mascia.
  • Using Social Science Research to Balance Conservation and Human Needs on Santa Catalina Island. A. Muscat, J. Heimlich, and M. Storksdieck.

* The Christensen Fund supported the participation of these speakers.

2007 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

San Francisco, California

Poverty and Conservation 1

Organizer: Fred Krueger
Chair: Cyrus Samimi - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Discussant:
Dianne E. Rocheleau - Clark University
Fred W. Krueger, Linking Poverty, Environmental Stress and Conservation - The Need for New Approaches?, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Andrew Millington, Conservation, Poverty and Geography, Texas A&M University.
Cyrus Samimi, Protected Area Networks in Southern Africa. Benefits or Restrictions for the Commons, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Michael Mascia & C. Anne Claus, Social impacts of marine protected areas: a global review, World Wildlife Fund.

Poverty and Conservation 2 - Recent Empirical Findings

Organizer: William Forbes - Stephen F. Austin State University
Chair: Michael Mascia - World Wildlife Fund

Panelists:
Karl Zimmerer - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Robin Roth - York University
Rinku Roy Chowdhury - University Of Miami
Kenneth R. Young - University of Texas at Austin

Poverty and Conservation 3 - New Methodologies

Organizer: William Forbes - Stephen F. Austin State University
Chair: Andrew Millington - Texas A&M University

Panelists:
Michael Mascia - World Wildlife Fund
Paul Robbins - University of Arizona
Dianne E. Rocheleau - Clark University
William Heyman - Texas A&M University

2006 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

Resolving Conservation Issues with Social Science

2006 Meeting of The Association of American Geographers
Chicago, IL

Organizer:
William Forbes - Stephen F. Austin University

Panelists:
Chris Sneddon - Dartmouth College
Lisa Campbell - Duke University
Robert E. Ford - Loma Linda University
Dr. Michael Mascia - World Wildife Fund
Barry D Solomon - Michigan Technological University
Mikhail Blinnikov - St. Cloud State University
Dr. Kathleen McAfee - University of CA Berkeley
Dr. Michael K. Steinberg - University of Hawaii
J Anthony Abbott - Stetson University
John A. Gallo - UC Santa Barbara
Andrew Millington - Texas A&M University