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Biodiversity Days 2016 sticky icon

March 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016
Event type: 
Administrative Event

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Discover Life in America are pleased to announce our upcoming “Biodiversity Days” on March 3rd and 4th at The Carolina Theatre and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. This year’s theme is ‘Biodiversity in a Changing Climate’.

Biodiversity Days are focused on cultivating awareness and promoting understanding as a key foundation for engagement, action and inspired care of our planet.

Join notable scientists and conservationists at The Carolina Theater and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University for two full days of public lectures, roundtable discussions, book readings, and film screenings addressing the most important conservation issues and restoration efforts of our time.

Evening highlights include:

  • Thursday, March 3, at The Carolina Theatre – The James and Cathleen Stone Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity: “Biodiversity in a Changing Climate: Three Perspectives” with Tom Lovejoy (George Mason University), Healy Hamilton (NatureServe), and Mark Anderson (The Nature Conservancy). Moderated by Stuart Pimm (Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University).
  • Friday, March 4, at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University – Double Feature: Screening of “The Forgotten Coast” and Q&A with Scientific Cast (Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie) and Director (Eric Bendick) and Screening of “Racing Extinction” and Q&A with Stuart Pimm. Love Auditorium.


2016 Park Science Colloquium

March 17, 2016
Event type: 
Administrative Event

There will be no 2016 ATBI Conference. Instead, DLIA will assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park in putting on another excellent Science Colloquium program to allow for park researchers to present their findings before colleagues and other interested attendees.

And ... attendance is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Please send an email to Paul Super (as per below) to let him know that you are coming so that we make sure there is a seat for you.

ATBI scientists, as well as any and all other park researchers are encouraged to send talk proposals in to park Research Coordinator, Paul Super (paul_super at nps dot gov) by the close of business on Friday, January 29, 2016. Then, for those proposals that are accepted, abstracts will be due by the end of business on February 29, 2016. Plans are just starting to develop.  So far the park has set a date, March 17, 2016, and a venue, The Park Vista Hotel, for this annual event.

Please click HERE to submit approved presentation files (Powerpoints, etc.).

Please click HERE to see the Park Vista website.

Pigeon Forge Retro Run - Supporting DLIA

April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Event type: 
Administrative Event

The Retro Running organization will hold an event in Pigeon Forge. The event has graciously chosen to support DLIA as their environmental organization for this particular event.
This is much more than just a foot race!  See the details of this event and register at their website. Also, if you use the coupon code "25toDLIA", you will help DLIA gain even more of a contribution. You can go directly to the Retro Running site by clicking this logo ...

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