Invited Interactive Sessions

The following proposals have been invited to participate in the 2020 NACCB Scientific Program.  This list is subject to change pending decisions of organizers. Visit the Interactive Sessions Page to learn more about this session type.

Session Title
NACCB Policy Resolution: Strengthening Connectivity in the Rocky Mountains & North America – Organizer(s): Brett Hartl, Aerin Jacob, Sally Ann Sims, Kai Chan, and Maile Neel, all with the SCB North America Policy Committee
Live Storytelling: An Old Tool for New Conservation– Organizer(s): Melissa Cronin, UC Santa Cruz
Developing a National Pollinator Strategy for Canada and beyond – Organizer(s): Sheila Colla, York University; Rachel Nalepa, York University
Exploring the continuum of public engagement in conservation science: Responsibility, relationships & ‘life’ beyond the manuscript – Organizer(s): Ada Smith, University of Montana; Elizabeth Metcalf, University of Montana
Hone your pitch! Working with the media to communicate your science – Organizer(s): Catherine Schmitt, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park; Nicholas Fisichelli, Schoodic Institute; Abraham Miller-Rushing, Acadia National Park
Partnerships for conservation on private lands – a North America focus – Organizer(s): John Quinn, Furman University; Luis Ramirez, Audubon Society
Knowledge Café: Exploring the Principles and Practice of Rewilding and Ecological Restoration – Organizer(s): Cara Nelson, University of Montana
Expanding Boundaries Through Allyship in Conservation Biology – Organizer(s): Brendan Reid, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University; Gerald Singh, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Making ecological connectivity work in times of rapid climate and social change – Organizer(s): Phoebe Barnard, Conservation Biology Institute and University of Washington; Gary Tabor, Center for Large Landscape Conservation; John Gallo, Conservation Biology Institute; Gabe Oppler, Center for Large Landscape Conservation
What does adaptive capacity mean to you? Integrating perspectives on adaptive potential for climate change planning – Organizer(s): Mariah Meek, SCB Conservation Genetics Working Group, IUCN Conservation Genetics Specialist Group, Michigan State University; Soraia Barbosa, University of Idaho; Cinnamon Mittan, Cornell University; W. Chris Funk, Colorado State University
Developing best practices for conducting conservation science and citizen science on private lands – Organizer(s): Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Conservation; Amy Johnson, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Building Bridges between Conservation Biology and Energy Technology – Opportunities for Bidirectional Information Exchange and Direct Collaboration – Organizer(s): Steven C. DeCaluwe, Colorado School of Mines; Morgan Bazilian, Colorado School of Mines
Conservation in the age of ecological transformation: tools and concepts for conservation scientists and practitioners – Organizer(s): Gregor Schuurman, US National Park Service; Elizabeth Nelson, Parks Canada
Claiming Space for Womxn and Other Non-Dominant Identities in Conservation Science – Organizer(s): Meredith McClure, Conservation Science Partners; Meghan Halabisky, Conservation Science Partners & University of Washington; Amanda Kissel, Conservation Science Partners; Maureen Ryan, Conservation Science Partners
Plugging in to the environment: new technologies to address hard questions – Organizer(s): Brett Dickson, Conservation Science Partners; Ranjan Anantharaman, MIT; Vincent Landau, Conservation Science Partners; Tony Chang, Conservation Science Partners; Kimberly Hall, The Nature Conservancy
Obstacles and Opportunities for Innovation in Conservation – Organizer(s): Danielle Ross-Winslow, US Fish and Wildlife Service’ Dietsch, The Ohio State University
Confronting eco-grief and eco-anxiety in the conservation classroom – Organizer(s): Jessica Pratt, University of California Irvine; Karissa Gallego, University of California, Irvine
Crossing Academic Boundaries: Active Learning Strategies for Teaching Conservation – Organizer(s): Jessa Madosky, University of Tampa
Never Waste a Good Failure: What You Can Do To Fail Intelligently And Why It Matters – Organizer(s): Allison Catalano, Imperial College of London; Ted Toombs, Environmental Defense Fund; Jon Fisher, The Pew Charitable Trusts