Better Integration of Scientists into Leadership and Science into Policy: The Future of Conservation

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 300 (Hynes Convention Center)
Alan Thornhill , U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
Dr. Thornhill will focus on the nexus between research and the application of science to conservation policy and how innovative approaches are required to achieve goals of sustainability in the future. He will explore how fundamental changes in an organizational culture and elevating the role of applied and conservation science can influence the outcome of natural resource policy making, using the Department of Interior and the Outer Continental Shelf as case studies.  He will also discuss the importance of conservation scientists as leaders in roles not traditionally seen as conservation-friendly.