Welcome to the Virtual Roundtable Site
We are pleased to provide ACES as a forum that brings together international scientists, practitioners, managers, and policy-makers from government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in natural systems and their relationship with human well-being.
Click on each day of the detailed agenda to view the presentation lineup.
Click on "Watch Live Session Recording" to watch the live session Zoom and attendee discussions. Click "Watch Recording" to watch the pre-recorded presentations by individual speakers. Please note that the Live Session Recording also includes the pre-recorded presentations.
– 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
– Eli Fenichel, Assistant Director for Natural Resource Economics & Accounting, Office of Science & Technology Policy
– J.B. Ruhl, Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Environmental Law, Vanderbilt University
Pollinator Buzz – At Home Pollinator Speakeasy & Social
– Christopher Hartley, Office of Environmental Markets, 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.
– 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
Session 2: The Intersection of Climate Change & Ecosystem Services: Discerning Next Steps – Where do we go from here?
Janet Cushing, Deputy Chief, National Climate Adaptation Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Katie Warnell, Policy Associate, Ecosystem Services Program, Duke University
– Ryan Boyles, Deputy Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC), USGS
– Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Co-founder & Executive Director, Spring: Innovation for Nature, Oakland, CA
– Ellen Herbert, Ecosystem Services Scientist, Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, National Headquarters, Memphis, TN
Session 3: The Lightning Round – Cultural Ecosystem Services
8-minute presentations (Q&A will happen after final presentation)
Kristin Hoelting, Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Rachelle Gould, Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Global Equity, Environmental Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Welcome & Panelist Introduction
"Incorporating Cultural Benefits in Decision-Making: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis"
"Indigenous Seeings and Tellings of Human-Nature Being-With"
"Adaptive Management and Cultural Ecosystem Services"
"Integrating Cultural Ecosystem Services Valuation in Puget Sound Restoration Monitoring"
"Recent Developments in Cultural Ecosystem Services as Routes to Greater Equity and Justice in Ecosystem Services Research and Practice"
"A Public Engagement Approach to Understand Human-nature Relationships"
Q&A with Panel Discussion
Session 4: The Implementation Pathway Discussion
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, Northeast Region, Reston, VA
Welcome Remarks and Recap of Session Highlights by Session Leaders
Thank you for making this roundtable possible.