Advancing conservation outcomes through research, collaboration and knowledge exchange (webinar)

Location

ONLINE
Canada

Event Date and Time
October 28th, 2021 at 12:00pm EST to October 28th, 2021 at 2:00pm EST

Managing Canada’s natural resources and conservation challenges require ongoing research, collaboration and communication across diverse stakeholder groups. That’s why the Canadian Conservation and Land Management (CCLM) Knowledge Network is pleased to invite you to our first-ever webinar, to share some recent and important conservation work in Canada.

By attending this webinar, you will learn more about:

  • the value of woodland caribou as a focal species for biodiversity;
  • best management practices for peatland restoration across a variety of industries;
  • how effective knowledge exchange contributes to better conservation outcomes.
When: October 28 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

with a half-hour networking session to follow

Featured Speakers:

Ronnie Drever is a Senior Conservation Scientist for Nature United. He started with The Nature Conservancy in 2007 and provides science leadership and technical expertise to Nature United’s place-based and climate projects.

Ronnie studied Biology and Geography at Queen's University, and later moved to Vancouver to complete a Master's in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. After several years working as a biologist and researcher in various parts of British Columbia, he moved to Montreal and in 2008 completed a PhD in Biology at Université du Québec à Montréal.

During his presentation, Ronnie will highlight some of the key goals and findings from a recent research project he was involved with, titled Conservation through co-occurrence: Woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity.

 

Maria Strack is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate.

Maria received her PhD in 2006 from McMaster University where she studied the potential impact of climate change on peatland carbon cycling. She has since built an innovative and internationally recognized research program that investigates peatland greenhouse gas (GHG) exchange with a focus on managed ecosystems, including disturbance impacts and restoration and reclamation outcomes.

Maria collaborates on peatland restoration research projects across Canada and will be speaking about her recent work and how best management practices can be applied across industries to enhance carbon sequestration.

 

The webinar is free to attend but space is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please note this webinar will be delivered in English.