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  • Past Events

    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.

    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.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Implications of A Data-Driven Built Environment

    Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data we should be collecting in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Beyond Ideology: How Should We Feed Ourselves if We Care About Nature?

    Moderator: Bryan Walsh (Time Magazine). Speakers: David Cleary (The Nature Conservancy), Jon Foley (University of Minnesota), Doug Gurian-Sherman (Union of Concerned Scientists), Phil Levin (NOAA) and Eleanor Sterling (American Museum of Natural History).

    Faced with ever-increasing population and ever-decreasing food systems, five scientists discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could feed the people and protect nature. The fourth installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

  • Publications 


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

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

    This Annals volume explores sustainable protein innovations in food science and programming that are aimed at producing the required quality and quantity of protein to consumers worldwide.

    Volume 1328

    Free online access provide by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science


    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


    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


    Can Oysters Save New York Harbor?

    Moderator: Andrew C. Revkin (Journalist)
    Panelists: Paul Greenberg (Author), Pete Malinowski (Marine Science Aquaculture teacher), and Kate Orff (Landscape architect)

    Award-winning journalist Andrew Revkin led a panel discussion with some key players in the movement to restore New York oysters, who hope to revive the Harbor and train the next generation of environmental leaders. This eBriefing also features a special presentation by students from the Harbor School.

  • Podcasts

    June 4, 2010

    Between Earth and Sky

    Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni, the Queen of the Forest Canopy, explains what 30 years of exploration have taught her about the intimate connection between humans and trees.

    Download (29 MB, 00:44:33)
    April 9, 2010

    Adventures with Sea Monsters

    Eugenie Clark (aka the Shark Lady), recounts her more than 60 years as an ichthyologist. This week, she delves into some of the most extreme sea 'monsters' she's ever seen, like a giant 6-foot crab, and great white sharks.

    Download (26 MB, 00:40:32)
    March 26, 2010

    Go Green Ideas

    We visit the Go Green Expo and look at five interesting ways for city slickers to be eco-friendly.

    Download (13 MB, 00:20:14)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

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