Symposium program

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

8:00-8:30 QCBS member registration and breakfast
8:30-10:45 QCBS member assembly
10:00-11:00 General symposium registration
11:00-12:00 Opening speaker: Thomas Lovejoy: State and trends of biodiversity science in Canada
12:00-13:30 Lunch – sponsored by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)
13:30-15:30 Panel: Developing biodiversity assessments for business: a collaborative approach for Québec
(Speakers: Joel Houdet and John Finisdore)
15:30-16:30 Poster session
16:30-17:30 Mixer/opening cocktail

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

8:30-9:30 Presentation: Biodiversity and ecosystem services
(Speakers: Jean-Pierre Revéret and Elena Bennett
9:30-10:35 Concurrent student presentations – session 1
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-11:10 Presentation: Biodiversity in Quebec: 400 years of human and natural history
(Speaker: Anouk Simard)
11:10-12:15 Concurrent student presentations – session 2
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:30 Panel: Opportunities for developing collaboration amongst research centres to foster a Québec Biodiversity Observation Network
(Speakers: Pedro Peres-Neto, Christopher Buddle, Andrew Gonzalez, Douglas Hyde)
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:00 Concurrent student presentations – session 3

Thursday, December 2, 2010

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:40 Presentation: Climate change and biodiversity science in northern Québec
(Speakers: Dominique Berteaux and Alain Cuerrier)
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:10 Concurrent student presentations – session 4 (3 separate rooms)
12:10-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Panel: Multi-sector perspectives on the nexus between biodiversity science, policy, and practice in Canada
(Panelists: Mara Kerry, Peigi Wilson, Sylvie Noguer, Daniel Hodder)
15:00-15:20 Break
15:20-16:30 Perspectives on progress made in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity
(Speakers: Jean Lemire, Michel Loreau, Andrew Gonzalez)
16:30-17:00 Closing of the symposium
17:00-18:00 Closing cocktail