Track: Special Session
Track: Career Track
Science policy can often feel like an uphill battle, yet each day science advocates across the country are forging informed public policy for the benefit of all. Hear stories from the trenches by senior scientists at Union of Concerned Scientists, USAID, the Nature Conservancy, and the National Academies. From climate change to land governance, these researchers have turned their scientific expertise to informing policy and connected their policymakers, communities, and constituents with key research and findings. Whether you are a veteran of politics or an ecologist wondering how your work can make a difference, join us for inspiring stories in science policy.
Presenting Author: Astrid Caldas – Union of Concerned Scientists
Presenting Author: Alexis C. Erwin – USAID
Presenting Author: Susan C. Cook-Patton – Global Lands, The Nature Conservancy
Presenting Author: April M. Melvin – Department of Biology, University of Florida