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Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future

Symposium: February 2, 2018

How can Canada become better prepared to document, understand and conserve its natural heritage?

This science symposium will assess the current state of biodiversity conservation in Canada and offer an outlook on sustainable use into the next 150 years.

Symposium poster (PDF).

Watch It Here, Live!

Friday, February 2, 2018
9 am – 5 pm, Eastern standard time (UTC−05)
Watch the live stream.

Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future is organized by The Beaty Centre for Species Discovery at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The symposium brings together a diverse array of specialists who offer perspectives on the future of biodiversity in Canada.

Symposium Program

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Keynote speaker: Leonard Krishtalka, Ph.D., Director, Kansas Biodiversity Institute
  • A full day of presentations with summary panel discussion
  • Optional free public talk on February 1: Jeremy Kerr, Ph.D., University of Ottawa.

Symposium program.


Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided.

Adult: $75
Student 18+: $40
Post-Doc: $40

Symposium Location

Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street
Ottawa, Ontario

The symposium is a scent-free event. Please refrain from using scented products during the symposium and its related activities.

The Organizers

Robert Anderson, Ph.D.
The Beaty Centre for Species Discovery
Canadian Museum of Nature

Mark Graham, Ph.D.
Research and Collections
Canadian Museum of Nature

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