Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:42 -- jeremiahbender

The Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium, established in 2012, is designed to address topics that are critical to environmental conservation in our region, as well as nationally and internationally. The theme this year is "Innovative Ways of Exploring Biodiversity: Embracing Big Data, Technology, and Citizen Science."

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan Mazer, UCSB Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and winner of this year's Pritzlaff Conservation Award. In addition, CCBER Director, Dr. Katja Seltmann will give a presentation about online interactive data portals and natural history collections. Other speakers include Ken-Ichi Ueda, director of iNaturalist, and award-winning author Mary Ellen Hannibal. 

The symposium will take place at the Santa Barbara City College's Fé Bland Forum on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 15:00