4 Apr 2022
From: Policy Destination Area – Science, Technology, and Engineering in Policy (STEP) program
Claire Kremen, professor and President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity at the University of British Columbia, will deliver this year’s Science, Technology & Engineering in Policy (STEP) program keynote titled, "Managing landscapes to reduce the triple anthropocene threat."
All members of the Virginia Tech community are invited to attend Kremen’s presentation on April 12 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Biodiversity loss, climate change, and unsustainable extraction from land and sea constitute a triple Anthropocene threat. Kremen, a highly-cited ecologist and applied conservation biologist working on the reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation, will introduce the “working lands conservation” concept, using several examples to show how these regenerative techniques both support and depend on biodiversity, while promoting climate mitigation and adaptation. Kremen will discuss a promising pathway to broader uptake, and what working lands conservation could look like from regional to global scales, within the context of current agricultural and environmental policies.
Kremen’s talk is the second annual keynote address of Virginia Tech’s new Science, Technology & Engineering in Policy (STEP) program. The STEP program enhances the capacities of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health care (STEM-H) students, practitioners, and scholars to be effective participants and collaborators in policy processes. The program develops participants’ abilities to engage with complex public problems, recognizing that they are social and technical in nature.
For more information, please visit the STEP website.
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4 Apr 2022