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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Appendix A

Symposium Program

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ECOSYSTEMS:
SYSTEMIC RISK AND THE PUBLIC GOOD

A National Academies Symposium
On the Science and Policy for Managing the Living World
Two Centuries after Darwin

Hosted and Cosponsored by the American Association for the
Advancement of Science
Cosponsored by DIVERSITAS

February 11-12, 2009

Introductory Remarks

Welcome and Introduction by the Session Chair

Peter Crane, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor, University of Chicago;1 Chair, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, NAS

Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and the Global Decision Making

Harold Mooney, Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University; Chair, DIVERSITAS Science Committee

Reflections on Biodiversity and Its Future

Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

Biodiversity and Global Environmental Change

Achim Steiner, Director, United Nations Environment Program [via prerecorded video]

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1 All affiliations reflect the speakers’ positions at the time of the symposium.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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SESSION 1 — Biodiversity and the Public Good

Charles Darwin Meets the Biodiversity Crisis: Advice for the New Administration

Michael Donoghue, Vice President and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Don’t Touch Those Dials! Microbes Made This Planet Habitable for You

Paul Falkowski, Board of Governors’ Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences, Rutgers University

Biodiversity Implications of Rapid Evolution

Andrew Hendry, Associate Professor of Biology, McGill University

Questions and Discussion

Bioinformatics: Inputs for the Sustainable Management of Natural Capital

José Sarukhán, Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Darwin’s Fishes: Why Should We Care About Marine Biodiversity?

Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere

Valuing Nature: Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Steve Polasky, Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota

Questions and Discussion

Concluding Remarks on the Morning Session

Cristián Samper, Director, National Museum for Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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SESSION 2 — Trade, Pests, and Pathogens in the 21st Century

Introductory Remarks by the Session Chair

Justin Ward, Vice President for Business Practices, Conservation International Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Trade and Invasive Species: A Global Perspective

Charles Perrings, Professor of Environmental Economics, Arizona State University

Trade and the Spread of Animal and Human Pathogens

Ann Marie Kimball, Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services, University of Washington, and Director, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Emerging Infections Network

Risks of Invasive Species from International Trade

Christopher Costello, Associate Professor, Resource Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Questions and Discussion

Control of Invasive Species in Forests

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service Research and Development

Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Aquatic Invasive Species

David Lodge, Professor of Biology, University of Notre Dame

Trading Blows: Can We Control Invasive Species Through Trade Agreements?

Mark Lonsdale, Chief of Entomology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia

Questions and Discussion

The Color of Green: The Next Inconvenient Truth

Jerome Ringo, President, the Apollo Alliance

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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SESSION 3 – Climate Change, Energy, and 21st Century Ecosystems

Welcome and Introductions by the Session Chair

Ann Kinzig, Associate Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Preserving Biodiversity: Any Messages for Climate Policy Making?

Stephen Schneider, Professor of Biology and Codirector, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University

Climate Change, Deforestation, and the Future of Tropical Forests

Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystem Science, Oxford University Center for the Environment

Mountain Biota and Global Change

Christian Körner, University of Basel, Switzerland

Questions and Discussion

Functional Diversity, Ecosystem Services, and Global Change

Sandra Díaz, Senior Permanent Research Fellow, Argentine National Council of Scientific and Technical Research

The Biofuel, Food, and Environment Trilemma

David Tilman, Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota [Professor Tilman was not able to attend the symposium; a summary of his talk was given by Ann Kinzig.]

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Larry Schweiger, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Wildlife Federation

Questions and Discussion

Reinventing the Global Economy to Protect Biodiversity Trade, Infrastructure, and Carbon

Bruce Babbitt, Former Secretary of the Interior

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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SESSION 4 – Food, Agriculture, and 21st Century Ecosystems

Introductory Remarks by the Session Chair

Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment

Agricultural Systems and Ecosystem Services: Trade-offs or Synergies?

Alison Power, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Biofuels and Agricultural Sustainability

Philip Robertson, Professor of Ecosystem Science, Michigan State University

Marine Fisheries: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Boris Worm, Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation Biology, Dalhousie University

Aquaculture and Marine Resources: Can There Be a Salmon in Every Pot?

Rebecca Goldburg, Director, Marine Science, Pew Environment Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Agriculture and Agricultural Landscapes in the Twenty-first Century

Rodney J. Brown, Dean, College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University

Questions and Discussion

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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SESSION 5 – Biodiversity: International Institutions, Science, and Policy

Introductory Remarks by the Session Chair

Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment

International Environmental Cooperation in the Twenty-first Century

Scott Barrett, Professor of Environmental Economics, Johns Hopkins University

The Daily Planet—An Exploration of How, on a Fast-Changing Earth, the Shrinking Media Can Continue to Cover Environmental Change and Help Build Informed Policy

Andrew Revkin, Environment Reporter, The New York Times

Ten Million Places at the Table: Translating Biodiversity Issues from Science to Policy

James P. Collins, Associate Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation

Questions and Discussion

Concluding Comments on the Day: Advocacy and Policy

Rodger Schlickeisen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Defenders of Wildlife

Concluding Remarks and Thanks

Peter Crane, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor, University of Chicago; Chair, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, National Academy of Sciences

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Symposium Program." National Research Council. 2011. Twenty-First Century Ecosystems: Managing the Living World Two Centuries After Darwin: Report of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13109.
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The two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, February 12, 2009, occurred at a critical time for the United States and the world. In honor of Darwin's birthday, the National Research Council appointed a committee under the auspices of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for DIVERSITAS to plan a Symposium on Twenty-first Century Ecosystems. The purpose of the symposium was to capture some of the current excitement and recent progress in scientific understanding of ecosystems, from the microbial to the global level, while also highlighting how improved understanding can be applied to important policy issues that have broad biodiversity and ecosystem effects. The aim was to help inform new policy approaches that could satisfy human needs while also maintaining the integrity of the goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystems over both the short and the long terms.

This report summarizes the views expressed by symposium participants; however, it does not provide a session-by-session summary of the presentations at the symposium. Instead, the symposium steering committee identified eight key themes that emerged from the lectures, which were addressed in different contexts by different speakers. The focus here is on general principles rather than specifics. These eight themes provide a sharp focus on a few concepts that enable scientists, environmental NGOs, and policy makers to engage more effectively around issues of central importance for biodiversity and ecosystem management.

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