Global Challenges in Climate Change Science & Policy

Event Date: December 07, 2012 - 2:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Small Science Auditorium, Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 006

The University of Massachusetts Boston's Biology Department presents a symposium, hosted by Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa. Everyone is welcome to attend.


2:30 p.m.: Introduction - Kamaljit Bawa, UMass Boston, Host
2:35 p.m.: Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Plants and Animals - Bruce Young, NatureServe
3:05 p.m.: Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems - Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
3:35 p.m.: The Challenge of Translating Climate Science into Effective Climate Policy - Seth Kaplan, Conservation Law Foundation
4:05 p.m.: Panel Discussion - Moderator: Associate Professor of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences John Duff; Panelists: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Maria Ivanova, Bruce Young, Scott Doney and Seth Kaplan
4:30 p.m.: Response from Audience
4:45 p.m.: Reception

Sponsored by: Ruth & Fuad Safwat Enhancement Fund
Cosponsored by: Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department, NatureServe

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