Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis

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Climate change is one of the top threats to species and ecosystem health. In New Brunswick, ecosystems and species face sea level rise, changing temperatures, and habitat loss. At the same time, a lot is being done to protect the natural areas and species that we know and love against climate change. To learn about these threats and solutions, join the Biodiversity Collaborative in the afternoon of April 13 for their annual biodiversity conference! This year will feature research talks related to biodiversity and climate change including; marine protected areas, coastal ecosystems, soil and forest biodiversity, and more! We will also be hosting a science communication workshop, as well as networking sessions.

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The conference keynote will be given by Emily Giles, Senior Species Specialist for the World Wildlife Fund Canada! Emily was a coauthor of the third edition of the 2020 Living Planet Report Canada. This report offers a comprehensive look at biodiversity trends across the country and provides an action plan for addressing the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Join Emily as she shares the groundbreaking findings and critical solutions for reversing wildlife loss and fighting climate change right here at home. Additionally, she’ll explore the results from a new study on wildlife in the Wolastoq (Saint John River) watershed in New Brunswick, and illustrate how recovering most of the species at risk found here is possible.



12:30	Welcoming Remarks	  12:40	Keynote Presentation	The 2020 Living Planet Report - Canada Emily Giles, World Wildlife Fund Canada 1:20	Workshops (occurring simultaneously)	 Workshop A: Science Communication 101: Sharing science is more than writing an academic article Alexandra Gellé, McGill University & Pint of Science Canada  Workshop B: How to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment for a natural area Sheri Andrews-Key, Innovative Climate Strategies  2:20	Break	 2:30	Rocket Talks	Planning a Protected Ocean in the Climate Crisis Julie Reimer, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Sierra Club Canada Foundation   Biodiversity: Two Schools of Thought and Long-Term Changes in Algal Abundance in N.B. Rivers Alain Patoine, Université de Moncton  Climate Change in the Acadian Forest Dani Miller, Community Forests International   Coastal Species Facing Major Habitat Changes Lewnanny Richardson, Nature NB  Coastal Squeeze and the Future of New Brunswick Salt Marshes Gail Chmura, McGill University  Soil Biodiversity's Role in Ecosystems Regeneration Antonious Petro, Regeneration Canada 3:30	Guided Discussion Session	A guided discussion session on topics related to biodiversity and climate change 4:00	Conclusion	 Break until the evening 6:30	Panel Discussion on the State of Biodiversity in New Brunswick	Wolastoqewi Kci-Sakom spasaqsit possesom - Ron Tremblay  Roberta Clowater, CPAWS  Don McAlpine, New Brunswick Museum  Lisa Fauteux, Vert Rivages  Philippe St-Onge, Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada  Moderated by: Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Nature NBEARLY BIRD PRICE (UNTIL MARCH 29): $17
STUDENT PRICE: $17 (FOR STUDENTS ONLY: AFTER MARCH 29 USE COUPON CODE STUDENT15 TO RECEIVE 15% OFF)
REGULAR PRICE: $20
If these costs are prohibitive to you, please contact clara.thaysen@nben.ca

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Following the conference in the evening we will be hosting our free public panel on the state of biodiversity in New Brunswick! This panel is the culmination of the months-long Wildlife Webinar Series and will feature a variety of voices discussing questions like: “What exactly is biodiversity?” The panel will be free to attend with lots of time for questions. Click here to register to attend the panel. Note that signing up for the conference automatically signs you up for the panel!

6:30	Panel Discussion on the State of Biodiversity in New Brunswick	Wolastoqewi Kci-Sakom spasaqsit possesom - Ron Tremblay  Roberta Clowater, CPAWS  Don McAlpine, New Brunswick Museum  Lisa Fauteux, Vert Rivages  Philippe St-Onge, Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada  Moderated by: Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Nature NB

Event Information

Event Date 13-04-2021 12:30 pm
Event End Date 13-04-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 17-03-2021 10:00 am
Individual Price Student Rate: $17, Non-student Early Bird: $17, Non-Early Bird: $20
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