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Tuesday, July 26 • 8:29am - 8:30am
Plenary III: Connecting Human and Natural System(s) Research

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Description. Current ecological trends present a dramatic picture of potentially catastrophic change in the world. At the same time, our human and societal response mechanisms seem poorly designed for coping with complexity, and science seems unable to address systemic problems and systems as a whole. What are the challenges in science, policy, and ethics to become a sustainably healthy civilization with creative options for the future? [Chair: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey]

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avatar for Joshua Tewksbury

Joshua Tewksbury

Global Hub Director, Colorado, Future Earth
Josh is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society. Before joining Future Earth as the Director of the Colorado Global Hub, Josh was the Maggie and Doug Walker Endowed Professor of Natural History at the University of Washington, with appointments both in the department of Biology and the College of the Environment, where his work focused on major global change... Read More →
avatar for Carol Wessman

Carol Wessman

Professor and Director of the CIRES Ecosystem Sciences Division and CU Boulder Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, CIRES
Ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, regional and global biogeochemical cycling, ecological applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Current research includes studies of ecosystem controls over biophysical fluxes (CO2, water and energy) within global grasslands and semiarid lands utilizing remotely sensed spectral data in conjunction with simulation models; scaling site-level ecology to landscape and regional scales... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

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