Harvard Conference April 30, 2016

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The Power and Promise
of Biodiversity: Visions of
Restoring Land, Sea and Climate

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
A conference at Harvard University
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Tickets: Regular, $50; Early-Bird (by April 11th), $35; Students/Low-Income, $15

For $7 parking at the nearby 52 Oxford Street garage, register on the visitor parking page.
In the Department drop-down menu, select “Visitor to campus”, enter code 7700. When you purchase the permit, Affiliation is “Event Participant” and the Event Name is “Biodiversity Conference”.  If you successfully navigate this process and obtain your parking permit you may qualify for admission to Harvard (the $7 probably won’t cover your tuition, but at least you won’t get a parking ticket). If you have any questions, please call the Campus Service Center, 617-495-3772.

Biodiversity is the foundation of a healthy ecosystem.  Biodiversity varies from habitat to habitat, but an abundance of different species in any habitat provides the resilience and strength necessary for a system as a whole to survive and to thrive despite the inevitable changes Mother Nature casts its way.

Haeckel Sea Anemones - ActiniaeSea anemones from Ernst Haeckel’s
Kunstformen der Natur (Art forms of Nature), 1904

In this conference we will present the concepts, history, and processes for the restoration of biodiversity, along with its myriad benefits.  We will emphasize how we can apply what we’ve learned from a variety of cultural and species perspectives to advocate for regeneration of healthy, biodiverse landscapes that draw down atmospheric carbon, restore water cycles and reverse global warming. Finally, we will consider many environmental and social issues that we now face, and examine how biodiversity is at the heart of the solutions — not only for humans, but for the whole interconnected web of life that has made Planet Earth unique in the known universe.

margulis tree of lifeLynn Margulis – Tree of Life

We invite sponsorship and partnership from individuals and organizations, which may include support for conference organizing, publicity, administrative support, venue, and operating expenses. For inquiries please contact climate2016@bio4climate.org

For further background information, please see our Resources page.

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