REGISTER NOW for our 45th conference on the campus of Indiana University, October 23-25, 2018. The conference venue will be the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), and conference accommodations will be at the historic Biddle Hotel, which is part of the IMU complex.
This year’s theme is Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas. Environmental change is dramatically impacting the resilience of natural areas and their ability to rebound from disturbance while maintaining biologically important features, and continuing to provide fundamental support to human health. Regardless of region or type, the hope for natural areas rests on planned actions that promote resilient systems in the face of daunting environmental change.
This annual event is three days of symposia, oral sessions, poster presentations, social networking events, Roundtables, ID Workshops, and field workshops, all aimed at bringing cutting-edge and emerging land management strategies to natural areas professionals. Sessions will focus on a variety of regions and climates—but will also offer strategies appropriate for Indiana’s varied natural areas and land management challenges, such as fragmented landscapes, the legacy of decades of logging & farming, and the role of private land conservation.
Session Topic Areas:
Land Management in Light of Climate Change
Collaborative Approaches to Conservation
Native Plant Materials in Natural Areas Management
Pollinators in Natural Areas Management
Migration Corridors and Assisted Migration
Private Land Conservation
Genetic Diversity & Biodiversity
Working Landscapes Conservation
Urban and Wildland Interface Issues
Endangered Species Conservation
Monitoring Species Populations and Natural Areas
Maximizing Data and Technology to Inform Natural Areas Management
The Role of Focal Species in Conservation Planning
Communicating the Importance of our Work
The Role of Humanities in Conservation
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