Sunday, August 05, 2007

Off to the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America

I'm headed down to San Jose this evening for the start of the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Really looking forward to the Keynote by ESA President, Don Kennedy, who is also Editor-in-Chief of Science:

Now that the reality of climate change has achieved full-bore political momentum, it is driving a whole portfolio of proposed responses -- mitigation strategies, alternative energy sources, and geoengineering solutions. If we're too eager for a solution, we may not give careful examination to the externalities of each proposal. Don Kennedy will run through a few examples.

I'll share my thoughts on this lecture later or tomorrow. Stay tuned this week as I provide daily updates on fascinating emerging findings and solutions as they relate to the focus of this blog.

P.S. Another program I'm really looking forward to is the ESA Vice President's Summit on Ecological Literacy:

If not now, when? If not us, who? It is time for our community - ecologists - to advance a vision for ecological literacy that will inspire and guide the urgent work ahead of us in fostering environmental citizenship among all Americans.

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