Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Considering Ecology, Economics, and Ethics: 2012 Conference Videos

Videos and photos from the 2012 SWCS International Annual Conference are now available for viewing on the Web site. Both the Monday and Tuesday plenary sessions are provided for online viewing.

In Monday's keynote lecture, conservation biologist, historian, and writer Curt Meine spoke about the ways that learning from the past can help us make ecological, economical, and ethical conservation choices for the future. Both the video and text of his lecture are available online.

The follow-up Tuesday morning panel discussed the projected economic ramifications of the pending Farm Bill on conservation programs; the effects on farms, communities, and farmers; and potential to reach the goal of balancing food, fiber, feed, and fuel with limited supplies of funds and growing supplies of people. The panel was moderated by Dan Zinkand. The Tuesday panel video is here.

Tuesday morning panelists included
  • Laurie Drinkwater, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • Ray Layton, Research Fellow for Environmental Safety within the Global Regulatory Scientific Affairs group at DuPont-Pioneer. 
  • Curt Meine, Ph.D., Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and with the Center for Humans and Nature.
  • Wanhong Yang, PhD., Economics Professor in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
At the author or presenter's discretion, many of the 250+ presentations, slides, and posters from the conference are available online at http://www.swcs.org/12ac.