Integrating biology and paleobiology to enhance conservation of terrestrial ecosystems on a rapidly changing planet


Monday September 14, 2015

David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

A Special Photo Exhibition Will Be Displayed in the David Brower Entrance Gallery During the Event: 
Nepal, Then and Now, by photographer, writer, and conservation activist Kashish Das Shrestha. Over the years Kashish has used his work as a photographer to fund his research on contemporary environment issues and advise on sustainable development policies in Nepal.


  • Integrative Climate Change Biology Group, a Program of the International Union of Biological Sciences
  • University of California Berkeley: Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology, and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Stanford University Conservation Paleobiology Group, Department of Biology
  • Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany


Meeting details

The symposium and its associated workshop is designed to develop a roadmap for biologists and paleobiologists to work together to maximize conservation successes in the face of today’s unusually rapid global change. It focuses on terrestrial ecosystems and species, and brings together leading biologists, paleobiologists, policy makers and environmental lawyers to accomplish three goals:

  • Identify where cooperation between conservation biologists, paleobiologists, and policy makers will be critical in attaining conservation goals;
  • Identify benchmarks and metrics useful in ensuring that in 2050 the world would be on track for maintaining maximum biodiversity, adequate ecosystem services, and a spectrum of ecosystems that were not dominated by humans; and
  • Identify key research that will be required to monitor the health of ecosystems and species into the future.

Click here for the Symposium Agenda

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