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Biodiversity science in Quebec: 2010 and beyond
Date:11/2/2010

The Qubec Center for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) cordially invites you to its first annual symposium. We expect to see many partners from government, the private sector and NGOs to reflect upon and build on the momentum generated in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE:

    Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity chair at the H. John Heinz III Centre for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Dr Lovejoy is an internationally recognized expert in biological diversity science and conservation. In 1980, he was the first person to use the term "biological diversity". He will present an overview of the findings of the Council of Canadian Academies' Expert Panel that evaluated The State and Trends of Biodiversity Science in Canada, and share his perspectives on the events that took place at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya (Japan) this October.

    Dr. Elena Bennett, McGill University and Dr. Jean-Pierre Revret, UQAM Biodiversity and ecosystem services in southern Qubec: progress and future challenges Dr. Dominique Berteaux, UQAR and Dr. Alain Cuerrier, Jardin Botanique de Montral et Universit de Montral Biodiversity and climate change in Qubec

    Dr. Jol Houdet, Ore, and John Finisdore, World Resources Institute A biodiversity assessment for business in Qubec and beyond.

    Mara Kerry, Nature Canada, Michle Picard, City of Montreal, Peigi Wilson, LLM and Board of Directors, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, and Sylvie Noguer, Samson Blair/Deloitte & Touche Multi-sector perspectives on the nexus between biodiversity science, policy, and practice in Canada


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Contact: Philippe Auzel
philippe.auzel@mcgill.ca
514-398-8719
McGill University
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