March 21 (day 1- Cabrillo Arts Pavilion)

5:30 PM Reception and banquet at Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, on the beach

Welcoming remarks:

  • UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang
  • Congresswoman Lois Capps (recorded)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator

Reception co-hosted by Pacific Standard Magazine

March 22 (day 2- El Cabrillo Room at the Hyatt)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Continental breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Morning panel discussions (El Cabrillo Room at the Hyatt)

     Panel 1. Reflections on the first 16 years of NCEAS: Key scientific
contributions and
lessons learned.
Moderator: Bruce Kendall.
Panelists: Margaret Palmer, Pete  Peterson, Sally Hacker, Mike Pace

      Panel 2. From data to knowledge: The ecoinformatics imperative.
Moderator: Jim Reichman. Panelists: Matt Jones, Josh Tewksbury, Brian Enquist, Bill Michener

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Luncheon (Vista Mar Monte Room in Hyatt)
Luncheon Remarks: Dr. Jim Brown, University of New Mexico

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon Panel Discussions (El Cabrillo Room in Hyatt)

        Panel 3. Ecological synthesis for human well-being: Environmental
dimensions of
disease dynamics. Moderator: Bob Holt. Panelists: Les Real, Drew Harvell, John Drake, Andy Dobson

        Panel 4. Ecological synthesis and human well-being II: Biodiversity
conservation and ecosystem management
Moderator: Bill Murdoch.  Panelists: Jeremy Jackson, Peter Kareiva, Mary Ruckelshaus, Camille Parmesan

        Panel 5. Communicating synthesis science. Moderator: Nancy Baron.   Panelists: Michael Todd, Jai Ranganathan, John Rennie, Erik Stokstad

6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception and banquet (Cabrillo Arts Pavilion on the beach)



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