Invited Interactive Sessions

The following proposals have been invited to participate in the 2018 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
Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation: A Dialogue with Elders and Knowledge Holders – Organizer(s): Sergio Avila, Sierra Club; Robin Roth, University of Guelph
Cultivating strategic and intentional relationships for coproduction of actionable science – Organizer(s):  Faith Kearns, California Institute for Water Resources / Univ of California; Sarah Reed, Wildlife Conservation Society
Pioneers and NextGen’ers Integrating Conservation Social Science: Sharing Challenges and Solutions – Organizer(s): Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Conservation; Kathleen Halvorsen
Case Studies for Teaching and Learning in Conservation: What Have We Learned and Where Can We Go Next? – Organizer(s): Ana Luz Porzecanski, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation – American Museum of Natural History; Kimberly Landrigan, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Teaching beyond your discipline: Improving interdisciplinary conservation education and sharing best practices through faculty learning communities – Organizer(s): Jessica Pratt, University of California, Irvine; Stephen Trombulak, Middlebury College
Experiential Conservation Education Discussion: Connecting the classroom to the wild (even if you can’t leave the room) – Organizer(s): Jessa Madosky, University of Tampa
Conservation Outreach in Urban Schools: A Facilitated Discussion – Organizer(s): Arun Dayanandan, Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter; Charles-Alexandre Plaisir, Concordia University, Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter; Kristen Hirsh-Pearson, Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter; Francois Brassard, Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter; Jamie Allen, Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter
Coexistence, tolerance or acceptance? Understanding and defining positive human-wildlife interactions – Organizer(s): Jenny Anne Glikman, San Diego Zoo Global; Carly Sponarski, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, University of Maine; Beatrice Frank, Regional Parks, Regional Capital District of Victoria; Libby Covelli Metcalf, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana; Alex Metcalf, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana; Marie Lou Lecuyer,  Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, Université de Sherbrooke; Kristie Ruppert, San Diego Zoo Global
Coexisting with Carnivores in the American West – Organizer(s): Michelle L. Lute, WildEarth Guardians; Neil Carter, Boise State University
Representing humans across land and seascapes: applying spatial methods to improve the impact of social science information on conservation practice – Organizer(s): Stacy A. Lischka, USGS; Heidi Kretser, Wildlife Conservation Society; Kirsten Leong, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Jessica Sushinsky,  Wildlife Conservation Society and Colorado State University; F. Meg Southee, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Abridging the human needs abyss: poverty alleviation amongst humans in the wild for effective overall conservation of biodiversity – Organizer(s): Durojaye A Soewu, Osun State University; Opeyemi Soewu, Osun State University; Bolanle Oladipupo, Osun State University
Facilitating Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice through Collaboration with Faith-Based Communities – Organizer(s): ): Jame Schaefer, Marquette University; David Ostergren, Goshen College; Israel Borokini, University of Nevada-Reno
Charting Your Course For Conservation Change – Organizer(s): Amanda Stanley, COMPASS; Sarah Sunu, COMPASS
Restoring the Monarch Butterfly: NACCB Policy Resolution – Organizer(s): Brett Hartl, Society for Conservation Biology North America
Defining and Empowering Affected Stakeholders in Environmental Commons Management: An Inquiry – Organizer(s): Lisa Uffman-Kirsch, University of Tasmania-Faculty of Law and Centre for Marine Socioecology