9-10 novembre 2012: 13th EMBL/EMBO Science & Society Conference, Heidelberg, Germany
13th EMBL|EMBO Science & Society Conference:
Biodiversity in the Balance: Causes and Consequences, 9-10 November 2012
What makes life on Earth so diverse? What threats does global biodiversity face? How does modern science map and assess the state of biodiversity, locally and globally? What implications could there be for human health, living standards and long-term survival? How effective are international efforts in addressing losses in biodiversity? Who should take responsibility?
These are just some of the crucial issues that that will be the focus of the 13th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society conference. The two-day conference will bring together biologists, ecologists, economists, social scientists, policy makers and students from all disciplines with members of the public to debate and discuss, in an accessible manner to all, the important areas of life science research.
- The evolving web of life: continuities and discontinuities
- Assessing, mapping and researching forms of life
- Biodiversity: benefits and the risks of loss
- Human impact and visions of sustainability
Jesse H. Ausubel, The Rockefeller University, USA
Michael Benton, University of Bristol, UK
Rita Colwell, University of Maryland, USA
Tari Haahtela, Helsinki University Central Hospital, FI
Ilkka Hanski, University of Helsinki, FI
Eric Karsenti, EMBL, DE
Sir Robert May, University of Oxford, UK
Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz, DE
Harold Mooney, Stanford University, USA
Rebecca Morris, University of Oxford, UK
Volker Mosbrugger, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, DE
Shahid Naeem, Columbia University, USA
Camille Parmesan, University of Texas, USA
Heidi Wittmer, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, DE
The conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre.
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All are welcome to attend!