Conservation Conversations

Conservation Conversations is SCB Toronto’s Club Series. We want to bring people together to discuss classic and cutting edge research in conservation biology. Our Journal Club will also be a space to talk about our own research and find out ways in which our efforts are related to initiatives in conservation science.

Here are some of our recent conversations:

1. Colla and MacIvor (2017)

In December, SCB – Toronto will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on the relationship between public perception, conservation policy and pollination biology in North America.

We will discuss Sheila R. Colla and J. Scott MacIvor paper “Questioning public perception, conservation policy and recovery action for honeybees in North America.”

A link to the paper follows: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12839/abstract

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

December 13th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

SCB – Toronto

 

2. Grajal et al. (2015)

In July, SCB-TO will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on how developing a personal sense of connection to animals may provide educational and communication strategies to enhance engagement in conservation initiatives.

We will discuss A. Grajal et al. 2015 paper “The complex relationship between personal sense of connection to animals and self-reported proenvironmental behaviors by zoo visitors.” Link here.

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

July 13th 6:00 – 7:00pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward on seeing you there!

 

3. Sauer (1992) and Ontario Environment and Climate Change mandate letter (2016)

In April, the SCB-TO journal club will focus our discussion around conservation activities in Ontario. In Leslie Sauer’s paper, “Bring Back The Forests,” several key strategies are put forward to guide forest restoration efforts. In the years since the publication of this article, have we adequately implemented these concepts to protect what remains of the Carolinian forest? Given the increased demands on our local landscapes, are we taking the appropriate actions to conserve our woodlands? Furthermore, what are your thoughts about the current priorities outlined in the Ontario Premier’s Environment and Climate Change Mandate?

All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.

April 6th 6:00 – 7:00pm. Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

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