Public Lectures & Panel at the 2nd Asia Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) — Bangalore, August 7-10, 2012

  • From:
    August 7, 2012
  • To:
    August 10, 2012
  • Timing:
    5.30 PM to 7.00 PM
  • Location:
    JN Tata Auditorium, IISc Campus
  • City:
    Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Inaugural Lecture

David W Orr – “Biodiversity in a Hotter Time”
Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics,
Oberlin College, USA
7 August 2012, 5:30-7:00PM

TN Khoshoo Memorial Lecture

Prof. Madhav Gadgil – “Western Ghats: Nature, People and Development”
Padma Bhushan, Former Member, National Advisory Council, Former Chair, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, and Honorary Senior Fellow, ATREE
8 August 2012, 5:30 – 7:00PM

Note: The 2012 Khoshoo Memorial Award for outstanding contribution in the field of conservation, environment and development will be announced along with the Khoshoo Memorial Lecture.

Panel Discussion

“Science is from Venus, Policy is from Mars: The rift that complicates conservation” 9 August, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00PM

Moderator: Dr. Kartik Shanker, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc Bangalore and Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore


  • Dr Thomas Brooks, VP for Science and Chief Scientist at Nature Serve, Virginia, USA
  • Dr Eleanor Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH, New York USA
  • Dr. Sharacchandra Lele, Senior Fellow and Convenor, Centre for Environment and Development, ATREE
  • David Quammen, critically acclaimed science writer
  • Dr. Vidya Athreya, Wildlife Scientist, Kaati Trust Pune, Center for Wildlife Studies and Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, Bangalore
  • Dr. Damayanti Buchori, Ecologist, Biological Control Specialist, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia


“Science, policy, politics and human rights: The myriad dimensions of conservation in the real world” — Aparajita Dutta, Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF),
10 August, 2012, 6:00 – 7:00PM

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