Media advisory: Biodiversity symposium examines biodiversity change

Published: 30 November 2011

The Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) hosts annual conference

Addressing threats to biodiversity is among the greatest challenges that society faces. The Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) hosted by McGill University, is holding a three-day event to strengthen the dialogue on biodiversity issues and present a review of strategies and tools available to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services.

The conference will take place on December 7 to 9 and is open to all: researchers, students, government, NGOs, and the general public. Participants include invited speaker Michael Donoghue, of Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ravi Sharma, Director, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, among others.

  • WHO: Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS)
  • WHAT: Symposium and Workshop: Economy, society and biodiversity: from dependency to opportunities
  • WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 to Friday, December 9, 2011
  • WHERE: Holiday Inn Montreal-Midtown, 420 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal Quebec

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The Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) is a research network of more than 500 researchers and students from Bishop’s University, Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, the Montreal Botanical Garden, and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. Associate Professor Andrew Gonzalez, Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science at McGill University, is the Director of the QCBS.

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