Conference Program

Monday, April 15, 2013
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Madison, Wisconsin


7:30 AM
Check-In Opens (will remain open throughout the day)
Exhibit Area Opens
Continental breakfast will be available in exhibit area.
9:00 AM
Welcome & Featured Presentations
Conservation Everywhere
Paul Robbins, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
People and the Natural World: An Exploration of Connections
Celine Cousteau, Founder and Executive Director, CauseCentric Productions
10:30 AM
Refreshment Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM
Featured Presentation
Embracing Conservation: A Business Perspective
Ken Bonning, Senior Executive Vice President, Kohl's Department Stores
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions

A - Wildlife Conservation in a Global Environment: Challenges and Successes (Session description)

Session moderated and organized by Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development graduate students (Professor and Chair, Janet Silbernagel):
Jamie Hogberg (Moderator), Sarah Wilkins (Facilitator), Brittany Murphy (Room organizer), Ming (Doris) Hua, Matthew Axler, Paula Henriquez, Mary Dinsmore (Session support)


  • Erin Flynn, Conservation Education Curator, Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Tse-Lynn Loh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Project Seahorse, John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Ricardo Rozzi, Professor & Director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, University of North Texas
  • Tran Triet, Director, Southeast Asia Program, International Crane Foundation
  • Catherine Woodward, President and Co-Founder, Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation

B - Primate Behavior and Conservation: A Look at Our Closest Relatives in a Rapidly Changing World (Session description)

  • Karen Strier, Professor, Anthropology, UW-Madison (Moderator/panelist)
  • Charles Snowdon, Professor, Psychology and Zoology, UW-Madison
  • Stephanie Spehar, Assistant Professor of Anthroplogy, UW-Oshkosh

C - Species and Ecosystem Responses to Novel Future Climates: Lessons and Legacies from the Past (Session description)

  • Jack Williams, Director, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research; Professor of Geography & Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and Environment, UW-Madison (Moderator/panelist)
  • Sara Hotchkiss, Associate Professor of Botany & Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and Environment, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison
  • Jason McLachlan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • David Mladenoff, Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
  • Volker Radeloff, Associate Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

D - Nature and Money: Harnessing Capitalism to Restore Ecosystems (Session description)

  • Carl Korfmacher, Member, Nelson Institute Board of Visitors (Moderator)
  • Steven Apfelbaum, Principal Ecologist and Chairman, Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
  • Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Peter Stein, Managing Director, The Lyme Timber Company
  • Randy Vogel, Principal Ecologist, Applied Ecological Services, Inc.

E - One Planet Living: Building Bridges from the City, County and Campus (Session description)

  • Patrick Eagan, Professor, Engineering Professional Development, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Nelson Institute, UW-Madison (Moderator/panelist)
  • Craig Benson, Director of Sustainability Research and Education, UW-Madison
  • Phil Duran, Campus Metabolism Project, UW-Madison
  • Trevor Ghylin, Campus Metabolism Project, UW-Madison
  • Lisa MacKinnon, Sustainability Coordinator, Dane County
  • Cathy Middlecamp, Associate Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Karl van Lith, Organizational Development and Training Officer, City of Madison

F - Satellites and Simulation Models: A SAGE Look at Science in the Real World (Session description)

  • Carol Barford, Director, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison (Moderator/panelist)
  • Rob Beattie, SAGE IGERT Program Associate Director/Academic Coordinator Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment UW-Madison
  • Tracey Holloway, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Chris Kucharik, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Gregory Nemet, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs & Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Mutlu Ozdogan, Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology & Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Jonathan Patz, Director, Global Health Institute; Professor of Environmental Studies & Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison
  • Gary Radloff, Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis, Wisconsin Energy Institute, UW-Madison
  • Annemarie Schneider, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

G - Cultural Ecology: Using and Conserving Knowledge of the Natural World (Session description)

  • Matt Turner, Professor of Geography, UW-Madison (Moderator/panelist)
  • Ian Baird, Assistant Professor of Geography, UW-Madison
  • Eve Emshwiller, Associate Professor of Botany, UW-Madison
  • Holly Youngbear-Tibbetts, Dean, External Relations, College of Menominee Nation

H - Wisconsin Ideas: A Creative Look at Graduate Research in the Nelson Institute (Session description)

  • Teresa Arrate, MS, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development (Moderator)
  • Patricia O'Kane, PhD, Environment and Resources
    One Bird, One Park, One World
  • Francis Eanes, PhD, Environment and Resources
    Using Geotools to Foster Stewardship in Great Lakes Communities
  • Chris Bocast, PhD, Environment and Resources
    In Search of ... Sturgeon Thunder
  • Maggie Grabow, PhD, Environment and Resources, CHANGE Certificate
    Perceived and Environmental Determinants of Active Transportation Behavior in Wisconsin
  • Vijay Limaye, Joint PhD, Epidemiology/Environment and Resources, CHANGE Certificate
    Crank up the A/C? Exploring How Climate Change Will Affect Energy Demand, Air Quality, and Health in the US
  • JOINT PRESENTATION: Marian Weidner, MS, Environment and Resources, CHANGE Certificate; Caitlin Kontgis, PhD, Geography, CHANGE Certificate; Claire Luby, MS, Plant Breeding, CHANGE Certificate
    Plant Breeders' Perspectives on Open Source Seed Initiative
  • Hua Ming, MS, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, CHE Certificate
    Payment for Ecosystem Services Practices in China - A Case from Conservation International

I - Ready for Its Close-Up: Nature on Film and the Camera's Role in Conservation (Session description)

  • Gregg Mitman, Professor, History of Science, History of Medicine, and Environmental Studies, UW-Madison; Author, Reel Nature: America's Romance With Wildlife on Film (Moderator)
  • Peter Boger, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Celine Cousteau, Marine Conservation Advocate and Filmmaker; Founder and Executive Director, CauseCentric Productions
  • Finn Ryan, Video Producer, Wisconsin Media Lab

2:45 PM
Refreshment Break, Exhibits and Reid Bryson Poster Session
3:30 PM
Keynote Presentation
Sowing the Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
5:00 PM
Adjourn