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WORKSHOP TO PLAN FOR THE

GLOBAL SOIL BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT (GSBA)

FEBRUARY 26-28, 2013

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)

 

MONDAY, February 25
GSBA Workshop Participants arrive
 

TUESDAY, February 26

Opening Session 

Opening Session, 9:00am – 1:00pm, will be open to the public

SOIL SECURITY: IS BIODIVERSITY THE MISSING LINK?

LOCATION: Lory Student Theatre, Colorado State University

Videos of Speakers Available Online

9:00am:   Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Dr. Rick Miranda, Provost and Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

9:15am:   Welcome by Dr. Kelly S. Ramirez, Executive Director, the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

9:25am:   Welcome by Prof. Dr. Diana H. Wall, Scientific Chair of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative and Director, CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability

9:30am:   The Importance of the EU Soil Biodiversity Atlas and Assessment

-- Dr. Luca Montanarella, DG, European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Italy

10:15am: Coffee Break

10:45am: Advances and Challenges in Soil Biodiversity

-- Dr. Richard Bardgett, Professor of Ecology, Manchester University, UK

11:20am: Managing Soil Biota for Food Security

-- Dr. Johan Six, Professor of Agroecology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

12:00pm: Panel Discussion -- “Global Science Policy and the Soils Challenge”

MODERATED BY: Dr. James Cooney, Vice Provost, International Programs, CSU

-- Dr. Luca Montanarella, DG, European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Italy

-- Dr. Katarina Hedlund, Lund University, Sweden

-- Dr. Edmundo Barrios, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya

-- Dr. Gerlinde de Deyn, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

 

GSB-Atlas Planning Session

Location: Morgan Library, CSU

1:00pm- 5:00pm:  GSBA Workshop Sessions.  Sessions for GSBA workshop participants only; closed to the public

 

Evening Events

Evening events, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, will be closed to the public

 

5:00pm: Reception in honor of workshop participants

             -- Location: Lory Student Center Theatre

7:00pm: Special event welcome dinner for workshop participants and invited dignitaries

             -- Location: University House, 1504 Remington Street

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, February 27

GSB-Altas Planning Session

LOCATION: Morgan Library Room, Colorado State University

8:00am – 12:00pm, GSBA Workshop Sessions.  Sessions for GSBA workshop participants only; closed to the public

 

 

GSB-Assessment Planning Session

LOCATION: Morgan Library Room, Colorado State University

1:00am – 4:00pm, GSBA Workshop Sessions.  Sessions for GSBA workshop participants only; closed to the public

5:00-9:00pm: Working Dinner 

 

THURSDAY, February 28

GSB-Assessment Planning Session

LOCATION: Auditorium, Rockwell Hall West, Colorado State University

8:00am – 12:00pm, GSBA Workshop Sessions.  Sessions for GSBA workshop participants only; closed to the public

 

 

GSB-Assessment Planning Session

LOCATION: Banquet Room, Rockwell Hall North, Colorado State University

1:00am – 4:00pm, GSBA Workshop Sessions.  Sessions for GSBA workshop participants only; closed to the public

5:00-9:00pm: Working Dinner

 

FRIDAY, March 1

GSBA Workshop participants depart