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  • Nature and Our Future

  • Discoureses on Nature and Society

  • About the Nature and Our Future Series

    The New York Academy of Sciences and Science at The Nature Conservancy renew their collaboration for a second year and present a series of public fora on conservation and conservation science issues of moment. In this three-part series, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Nature Conservancy explore some of the dynamics and critical issues involving people and nature.

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  • Past Nature and Our Future Events

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Adapting Cities to Climate Change in a Post-Sandy World

    Panelists: Klaus Jacob (Columbia University), Radley Horton (Columbia University), Nicole Maher (The Nature Conservancy), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), James S. Russell (Bloomberg News),
    Moderator: Andy Revkin (The New York Times)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The effects of climate change have the potential to dramatically alter urban life in ways we are yet to consider. How do we go about making plans for these outcomes.

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    From Where Will The Water of the Future Come?

    Panelists: Adam Freed (Nature Conservancy), Brooke Barton (Ceres), Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute), Upmanu Lall (Columbia University), Brian Richter (The Nature Conservancy)
    Moderator: Fred Pearce
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Experts on water and climate, cities, food security, the role of corporations, and ecosystems discuss the most promising ways to address water security.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Limits of the Planet: A Debate

    Moderator: David Biello (Scientific American)
    Speakers: Erle C. Ellis (University of Maryland), Bob Howarth (Cornell University ), Victor Galaz (Stockholm University), Diana Liverman (University of Arizona ), Linus Blomqvist (The Breakthrough Institute)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Leading scientific figures debate whether the best path to sustainability is by stressing limits or innovation.

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  • Publications in Green Sciences

    April 2014

    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents four reports: (1) Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development: a Call for a New Research Roadmap; (2) Economic Analysis of Opportunities to Accelerate Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development; (3) Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap; and (4) The Science and Policy of Critical Loads of Pollutant Deposition to Protect Ecosystems in New York.

    Volume 1313

    March 6, 2014

    Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality

    Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

    This eBriefing looks at how to improve the protein supply chain, especially through programs designed to increase access to a high-quality diet for malnourished populations.

    October 31, 2013

    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    Speaker: Alan Weisman (Author)

    Award-winning author Alan Weisman discussed his latest book, Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? In the book he considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem.

    September 2013

    Effects of Climate Change and Invasive Species on Ecosystem Integrity and Water Quality

    Edited by Morton S. Adams (New York State Museum, Albany, New York) and Gary M. Lovett (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)

    This Annals volume presents research exploring the challenges faced by the ecosystem of the Catskill Mountains of New York, with a focus on the effects of progressing climate change and increased incursion of invasive species.

    Volume 1298

    September 2013

    Climate Change and Species Interactions: Ways Forward

    Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York), Amy L. Angert (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia), and Shannon L. LaDeau (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)

    This Annals issue presents a collection of scholarly papers highlighting avenues forward in climate change research.

    Volume 1297

    August 2013

    The Implications of a Data Driven–Built Environment

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue explores how large data sets can be harnessed to improve energy management in the built environment.

    Volume 1295

    August 2013

    Cost Estimates for Flood Resilience and Protection Strategies in New York City

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents research that assesses the costs of six different flood management strategies to anticipate long-term challenges that New York City will face in preparation for future storm surges.

    Volume 1294

    May 2013

    The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology

    Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld and William H. Schlesinger (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)

    The sixth installment of this Annals series presents a diverse collection of timely reviews in conservation biology.

    Volume 1286

    May 2, 2013

    Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?

    Moderator: Tom Vanderbilt (Author)
    Panelists: Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Hunter Reed (FAST NYC)

    As part of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, a panel discussed urban design in NYC and explored how the built environment affects public health.

    March 8, 2013

    Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

    Organizer: Mandana Arabi (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), and Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)

    This eBriefing presents the Sackler Institute's Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and global nutrition experts. The Agenda was launched to identify research gaps, promote dissemination and advocacy, and influence policies and practices in nutrition science.