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Climate Change and Biodiversity


8:15 AM          Check-In (Student Center Concourse)
                         Poster Session Set-up (Livingston Student Center Concourse)
                         Light Breakfast (Livingston Student Center Livingston Hall)


9:00 AM          Welcome and Keynote Address (Livingston Hall)


Wendie Cohick, Director of Research, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
James Masschaele, Interim Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Keynote: Human-caused Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity and Solutions for the Future
Patrick Gonzalez, University of California-Berkeley


10:15 AM         Break 


10:45 AM         Science and Society Perspectives on Climate Change and Biodiversity Plenary Panel
                          (Livingston Hall)


Translational Ecology for Climate Adaptation
Toni Lyn Morelli, U.S. Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

Will Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests Be Resistant or Vulnerable to Changes in Climate?
Jennifer Powers, University of Minnesota

Responding to Climate Change: Mapping Fishing Community Precarity and the Foundations of Environmental Justice
Kevin St. Martin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Living Infrastructure
Kate Orff, Columbia University


12:30 PM          Lunch (Livingston Hall)


1:30 PM            Poster Session (Concourse)


3:30 PM            Reception (Gathering Lounge)


Rutgers Climate Symposium is made possible through the generous support of the
Frank Sposato Memorial Endowment