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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)
Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Speakers: David Berry (Flagship Ventures), Jessica Fanzo (Columbia University), Gabor Forgacs (University of Missouri-Columbia), Dennis Miller (Cornell University), Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University), Mark Post (Maastricht University), Charles Schasteen (DuPont Nutrition & Health), Jean Steiner (United States Department of Agriculture), Josip Simunovic (North Carolina State University), Anna Thalacker-Mercer (Cornell University), Irvin Widders (Michigan State University), Guoyao Wu (Texas A&M University)
Studying the protein supply chain to improve dietary quality.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Alan Weisman
In his latest book, award-winning author Alan Weisman considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem. Traveling extensively, Weisman pursues the concept of a future balance between us and the world.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.
New York City is home to more than 200 species of bees, and only one makes honey. Learn about them all from the experts, and hear about the Great Pollinator Project.
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.
We visit the Go Green Expo and look at five interesting ways for city slickers to be eco-friendly.
March 2, 2010
Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.
January 5, 2010
New York Governor David Paterson has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80% by the year 2050. Stakeholders met at the Academy to discuss strategies for reaching this goal.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The 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.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.