Wildlife 70: a symposium on long-term research

Dates: 1-4 May 2017

Location: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

Theme: The symposium will focus on  long-term research, and its importance in understanding ecology, evolution, and conservation. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Charles Krebs and Dr. Marco-Festa-Bianchet.

Important dates: Registration and abstract submission will open on 1 December 2016.

For more information: Please visit the conference web page at http://wildlife70.com.


New on Video: Thinking Extinction Symposium

We are pleased to announce that videos from the November symposium “Thinking Extinction: The Science and Philosophy of Endangered Species and Extinction” are now available for viewing on the event’s website www.thinkingextinction.com/media.

Videos include a keynote address by Stuart Pimm, a roundtable discussion featuring Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, and presentations by:

  • Deborah Bird Rose (NSW)
  • Mick Smith (Queen’s)
  • Justina Ray (Wildlife Conservancy Canada)
  • Marty Leonard (COSEWIC)
  • Tom Nudds (Guelph)
  • Josh Schuster (Western)
  • H. Peter Steeves (DePaul)
  • Ted Toadvine (Oregon)
  • Bridget Stutchbury (York)
  • Arne Mooers (Simon Fraser)
  • Ron Sandler (Northeastern)
  • Ben Hale (Colorado)
  • Matt Chrulew (Curtin)
  • Jeff Bussolini (CUNY)
  • Gaby Mastromonaco (Toronto Zoo)
  • Jackie Litzgus (Laurentian)
  • Ursula Heise (UCLA)
  • James Maclaurin (Otago)

“Thinking Extinction” took place at in Sudbury, Canada, on November 14-16, 2013, and it was organized by Laurentian University’s new Centre for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC, pronounced ‘seek’).

The symposium was funded primarily by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), with additional support from the Canada Research Chairs Program, Minding Animals, the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, and Wildlife Preservation Canada, as well as from Laurentian University’s Centre for Humanities Research and Creativity (CHRC), International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Sciences (ICIRHS), Vale Living with Lakes Centre, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Philosophy, Humanities MA Program, Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Dean of Science and Engineering, and the Research, Development and Creativity Office.