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Ecological Complexity and the 6th Extinction
November 2 - 6, 2020 — Zoom


Agenda

Tentative schedule. All times are Mountain Time (MT)

TIME SPEAKER TITLE

Monday, November 2
9:00-9:30 AM Ricard Solé Welcome, Intro & Purpose, Ground Rules
9:30 - 10:00 AM Simon Levin Critical Transitions in Ecological Systems
10:00 - 10:30 AM Alan Hastings Transient dynamics as an important aspect of ecological complexity
10:30 - 11:00 AM DISCUSSION

Tuesday, November 3
9:00-9:30 AM Marten Scheffer Lost Attraction: How civilizations transform
9:30 - 10:00 AM Fernando Maestre Multiple ecosystem thresholds are driven by aridity and grazing in global drylands
10:00 - 10:30 AM Sonia Kefi Sensing ecosystem resilience
10:30 - 11:00 AM DISCUSSION

Wednesday, November 4
9:00-9:30 AM Elisabeth Hadly Tipping Points for Planet Earth
9:30 - 10:00 AM Stuart Pimm There is no role for fairy tales in slowing the current rate of extinction
10:00 - 10:30 AM Jean-François Bastin The global tree restoration, its limitations and the way forward
10:30 - 11:00 AM DISCUSSION

Thursday, November 5
9:00-9:30 AM Tim Lenton Tipping positive change
9:30 - 10:30 AM Paolo d’Odorico Impact of globalization and regionalization on the resilience and sustainability of food production and trade
10:30 - 10:30 AM Geoffrey West Life, growth and death from organisms to cities; are they sustainable?
10:30 - 11:00 AM DISCUSSION

Friday, November 6
9:00-9:30 AM Mercedes Pascual Hidden thresholds for the loss of coexistence’s building blocks: reflections on a hyperdiverse parasite and frequency-dependent selection
9:30 - 10:00 AM Victor de Lorenzo Synthetic Biology tools for bioremediation at a global scale
10:00 - 10:30 AM Gretta Pecl Science & Technology alone are not enough
10:30 - 11:00 AM FINAL DISCUSSION