December 7-9, 2021

ACES Virtual Roundtable

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Please note: The official language of the conference is English. All sessions are scheduled in U.S. Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
1:30pm–3:30pm Welcoming Remarks & Opening Session
  • Emily Pindilli, Director, Science and Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • Shonté Jenkins, Science Information Specialist, Science & Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Session 1: Panel on Pathways for Advancing Adoption and Implementation of Ecosystem Services
Session Leader:
  • Carl Shapiro, Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Speakers:
  • Ken Bagstad, Research Economist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Eli Fenichel (Tentative), Assistant Director for Natural Resource Economics and Accounting, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Carter Ingram, Executive Director, Pollinator Group
  • Alessandra La Notte, Researcher, European Commission - Joint Research Centre
  • JB Ruhl, Environmental Law, Vanderbilt University
  • Ione Taylor, Earth and Energy Resources Leadership, Queens University
6:00pm–7:30pm
Pollinator Buzz – At Home Pollinator Speakeasy & Social
Session Leader:
  • Christopher G. Hartley, USDA, Washington, DC
Dive into the hive with us for a discussion on the intersection of pollinators, conservation, communication and climate change. There will be supporting presentations on recent pollinator research activities and pollinator investment priorities.
Speakers:
  • Jessica Fox, Senior Technical Executive, EPRI - Environment, Palo Alto, CA
  • Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Research Leader, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ 
  • Jonathan B. Koch, Research Entomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Pollinating Insects – Biology, Management, & Systematics Research, Logan, UT
  • Laura Lukens, National Monitoring Coordinator, Monarch Joint Venture, St. Paul, MN
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
10:00am–12:00pm Session 2: The Intersection of Climate Change & Ecosystem Services: Discerning Next Steps – Where do we go from here?
Session Leaders:
  • Janet Cushing, Deputy Chief, National Climate Adaptation Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • Katie Warnell, Policy Associate, Ecosystem Services Program, Duke University
Speakers:
  • Ryan Boyles, USGS
  • Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, University of Minnesota
  • Robert B. McKane, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ellen Herbert, Ducks Unlimited
  • Sarah Weiskopf, USGS
1:30pm–3:30pm Session 3: The Lightning Round – Cultural Ecosystem Services
1:30pm–1:40pm | Welcome & Panelist Introduction
Session Leaders:
  • Kristin Hoelting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Rachelle Gould, Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Global Equity, Environmental Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1:40pm–3:00pm | 8-minute presentations (Q&A will happen after final presentation)
  • Kristin Hoelting, Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado State University Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department – "Incorporating Cultural Benefits in Decision-Making: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis"
  • Doreen E. Martinez, Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University – "Indigenous Seeings and Tellings of Human-Nature Being-With"
  • Lucas Bair, USGS, SW Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center – "Adaptive Management and Cultural Ecosystem Services: Opportunities for Improved Consideration of Plural Values"
  • Kelly Biedenweg, Associate Professor of Human Dimensions, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University – "Integrating Cultural Ecosystem Services Valuation in Puget Sound Restoration Monitoring"
  • Rachelle Gould, Assistant Professor, The University of Vermont – "Recent Developments in Cultural Ecosystem Services as Routes to Greater Equity and Justice in Ecosystem Services Research and Practice"
  • Chris Armatas, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service – "A Public Engagement Approach to Understand Human-nature Relationships: A Focus on Ecosystem Services and Drivers of Change"
  • Charles M. Kaʻaiʻai, Community and Indigenous Program Coordinator, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (Retired) – "Customary Management as a Pathway for More Equitable Integration of Cultural Benefits"
3:00pm–3:30pm | Q&A with Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 9, 2021
1:30pm–3:45pm
Session 4: The Implementation Pathway Breakouts
1:30pm–2:15pm | Welcome Remarks and Recap of Session Highlights by Session Leaders
Session Leaders:
  • Emily Pindilli, Director, Science and Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • Shonté Jenkins, Science Information Specialist, Science & Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
2:15pm–2:45pm | The Implementation Pathway: A Working Recommendations Report
  • Carl Shapiro, Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
2:45pm–3:45pm | Keynote Presentation
  • Mac Stone, Conservation Photographer and National Geographic Explorer
3:45pm Closing Remarks

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