Boreal Forests For the Future - Maintaining Whole Systems On Earth’s Crown
Wednesday, April 29 7:00pm
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College
(15 Devonshire Place, NW Corner of Larkin Building, ground floor)
Ontario and Canada's spectacular Boreal forests are at a crossroads. Unsustainable forestry, other industrial activities, and a lack of proper monitoring have stressed it to its limits:
Woodland caribou are on the verge of extinction; significant intact forests are being lost; communities are collapsing.
A new approach to conserving and managing this globally important forest is urgently needed. Learn of this new approach, which combines scientific knowledge, Indigenous knowledge, and intuition to maintain and restore ecosystems—the home systems—that sustain all life.
Herb Hammond is a forest ecologist, pioneer of ecosystem-based conservation planning and author of the award-winning book, Seeing the Forest Among the Trees.
Professor Deb McGregor, Anishinabe, is from the Whitefish River First Nation is currently Assistant Professor in Geography and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto.
Professor Jeremy Kerr is a Professor of Biology at University of Ottawa and is a member of the Science Panel of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign.
Professor James Schaefer is Professor of Biology at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
Dr. Sean C. Thomas has a PhD from Harvard University in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and has been at the University of Toronto since 1999. His research focuses on tree and forest ecosystem responses to forest management, environment changes, and their interaction. He is currently appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Forests and Environmental Change.
Moderated by Gord Miller, Ontario Environment Commissioner
Event hosted by the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto