Program

  

 

 

 

 

 

December 2

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome: Risa Smith, CAFF Chair (Room: San Siro 1)
09:10 - 09:25 Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
09:25 - 09:40  Vincent Rigby, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic Council
09:40 - 09:55 Áile Jávo, President, Saami Council
09:55 - 10:40 "Arctic ecosystems in a global perspective"
Panel discussion with representatives from the Arctic Council States, Permanent Participants, and Observers
10:40 - 11:00  Coffee
11:00 - 11:20 Hans Meltofte, Chief Scientist, Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: "The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment"
11:20 - 11:35  Mette Wilkie, Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme
11:35 - 11:50  Braulio F. De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
11:50 - 12:00 Setting the Stage: Risa Smith, Congress Co-Chair
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30

How to preserve the tundra in a changing climate

Johan Olofsson, Umeå University

 

  

Room: Gofoten

Traditional knowledge and the co-production of knowledge

Carolina Behe, Inuit Circumpolar Council and Henry Huntington, Huntington Consultancy

 

 

Room: San Siro 2

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, Freshwater: monitoring the ecological response to climate change in Arctic freshwater ecosystems

Willem Goedkoop, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Joseph Culp, University of New Brunswick/Environment Canada on behalf of the CBMP Freshwater Steering Group

Room: Mesanin 1

Circumpolar marine biodiversity in the Arctic

Knut Eirik Jørstad, Institute of Marine Research, Jørgen Schou Christiansen, University of Tromsø and Hein Rune Skjodal

 

 

Room: San Siro 1

How an ecoregional model of the Barents Sea lends support to science-informed decision making

JoLynn Carroll, Akvaplan-niva

 

 

Room: Mesanin 2

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee    
15:00 - 16:30

How to approach collaborative research on herbivory: an ecological interaction of key importance 

Virve Ravolainen, Norwegian Polar Institute on behalf of The Herbivory Network

 

Room: Gofoten

Traditional knowledge and the co-production of knowledge 

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Carolina Behe, Inuit Circumpolar Council and Henry Huntington, Huntington Consulting

 

Room: San Siro 2

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, Sea Ice Biota Expert Network: effects of reduced sea ice cover and increased heat transport on the ice-associated ecosystem in the Arctic Ocean 

Haakon Hop, Norwegian Polar Institute, Bodil Bluhm, University of Tromsø, Michel Poulin, Canadian Museum Nature and Cecile von Quillfeldt, University of Tromsø on behalf of the CBMP Sea Ice Biota Expert Network

Room: Mesanin 1

Invasive species in the Arctic: prevention, detection and response priorities

Brooks Kaiser, University of South Denmark/University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization and Denny Lassuy, North Slope Science Initiative

 

 

Room: Mesanin 2

Partnerships in the Arctic: examples of mutual engagement for biodiversity conservation

Robert Blaauw, Shell International 

 

 

Room: San Siro 1

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee    
17:00 - 18:30

Pathogen diversity in the Arctic area: implications for ecosystem sustainability and human health under accelerating change

Eric Hoberg, USDA and Susan Kutz, University of Calgary

Room: Gofoten

Sustainable management of polar bear in a changing world

Anne Kendrick and John Cheechoo, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

 

Room: Mesanin 2

Planning for risk: use of oil spill modelling, vulnerability assessments, and understanding of environmental effects to support spill response planning and conservation decision making across the Arctic

Dan Slavik, WWF Canada

Room: San Siro 2

Adaptive ecosystem based approaches to monitoring in the Arctic

Rolf Anker Ims, University of Tromsø

 

Room: San Siro 1

Beyond Arctic biodiversity conservation: ecosystem stewardship and resilience

Martin Sommerkorn, WWF Global Arctic Programme, Henry Huntington, Pew Charitable Trust and Joel Clement, U.S. Department of the Interior 

Room: Mesanin 1

19:30

Congress dinner at Congress venue courtesy of the Norwegian Environment Agency.

Welcome: Ellen Hambro, Director General of the Norwegian Environment Agency   

December 3 

08:30 - 09:00 Arctic biodiversity begins at home: Janos Pasztor, Acting Executive Director, Conservation, WWF International and Former Executive Director, UN Secretary's High Level Panel on Global Sustainability (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)  
09:00 - 10:00 Facilitated roundtable discussions (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee    
10:30 - 12:00

Arctic arthropods: practical and profitable

Toke Høye, Arctic Research Centre Aarhus University

Room: Mesanin 2

Practices in ecological characterization and monitoring in relation to energy exploration and development 

Louis Brzuzy, Shell

Room: Mesanin 1

Consequences of interacting climate and non-climate drivers on Arctic biodiversity

Jon Fuglestad, AMAP, Robbie Andrew, CICERO and Marianne Kroglund, Norwegian Environment Agency

Room: San Siro 1

Measuring current and future impacts of a changing Arctic on biodiversity: a pan-Arctic perspective

Louise McRae, Zoological Society of London

Room: San Siro 2

Arctic NBICs in 2035: the political economy of biodiversity in the high north

Mikå Mered, French Polar Cluster, POLARISK Group

Room: Gofoten

12:00 - 13:00

 Lunch - poster session

13:00 - 14:30

A horizon scan of the management of Eurasian reindeer

Jon Moen, Umeå University

 

Room: Mesanin 2

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for the Arctic

Alexander Shestakov, WWF Global Arctic Programme

 

Room: Mesanin 1

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, Marine: Effects of stressors and drivers of relevance to biodiversity

Reidar Hindrum, Norwegian Environment Agency and Thomas Juul Pedersen, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources on behalf of the CBMP Marine Steering Group

Room: San Siro 1

Promoting public education and outreach for improved Arctic conservation

Margaret Beckel, Canadian Museum of Nature and Heather Mariash, McGill University

 

 

Room: San Siro 2

The Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program (CSESP): an integrated ecological investigation of the Arctic system

Louis Brzuzy, Shell 

 

Room: Gofoten

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee    
15:00 - 16:30

Identifying and safeguarding protected/sensitive areas

Tom Christensen and Hans Meltofte, Aarhus University

Room: San Siro 1

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic: civil society views on Arctic protection 

Neil Hamilton, Greenpeace

Room: Mesanin 1

Cumulative effects in the Arctic: challenges and opportunities in a changing environment

Jamie Trammell, University of Alaska and Scott Slocombe, Wilfrid Laurier University

Room: Mesanin 2

Biodiversity objectives: how do we make them integral to development operations in the Arctic?

Trish Hayes, Environment Canada, Marthe Haugan, Norwegian Environment Agency and Kevin McKnight, Alcoa

Room: San Siro 2

Biodiversity of Beringia: past present and future

David Payer, USFWS and Eric Hoberg, USDA

 

Room: Gofoten

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee    
17:00 - 18:00 Facilitated roundtable discussion (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)
19:30  Organ concert in the Nidaros Cathedral hosted by City of Trondheim

December 4

08:30 - 10:00
Facilitated roundtable discussion  (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)
 
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee    
10:30 - 12:00

Value and endangered vegetation habitats in the Arctic: criteria and approaches to conservation

Natalia Koroleva, Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden Institute of Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Marc Roekaerts, Council of Europe and Kristine Westergaard, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

 

Room: Utsikten

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

Spike Millington, East Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership and Victoria Johnston, Environment Canada on behalf of the AMBI Steering Group

 

Room: San Siro 2

Ecosystems and fisheries: Understanding cumulative effects and managing change 

Edda Johannesen, ICES Working Group, Bjarte Bogstad, ICES Arctic Fisheries Working Group and Denny Lassuy, North Slope Science Initiative

 

Room: San Siro 3

DNA barcoding and meta barcoding of Arctic biodiversity: current insights and future prospects

Torbjørn Ekrem and Elisabeth Stur, NTNU University Museum

 

Room: Gofoten

Using scenario planning for better decisions and reduced risk in the Arctic

John Payne, North Slope Science Initiative and Jean Thie, IUCN

 

Room: Rema 1000

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch    
13:00 - 14:30

Global consequences: changing climate conditions for water-related ecosystems in the Arctic

Tobias Salathe, Ramsar Secretariat and Michael Becker, McGill University

 

Room: Rema 1000

Arctic biodiversity data management and delivery

Kári Fannar Lárusson, CAFF Secretariat

 

Room: San Siro 2

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme's Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan: an invitation to engage

Tom Christensen, Aarhus University and Mora Aronsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, on behalf of the Terrestrial Steering Group

Room: San Siro 3

Community conservation: human-polar bear conflict management

Femke Koopmans and Gert Polet, WWF Netherlands

 

Room: Utsikten

How to set up a land use scenario and linking it with biodiversity

Wilbert van Rooij, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

 

Room: Gofoten

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee    
15:00 - 16:30

Tools for monitoring, assessing and managing

Kari Fannar Lárusson, CAFF International Secretariat 

 

 

Room: Rema 1000

The future of Arctic biodiversity assessments: exploring new ways to shorten the time between information and action

Mike Gill, Canadian High Arctic Research Station

 

Room: San Siro 3

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme Coastal: monitoring and understanding change in Arctic coastal zones 

Carl Markon, USGS and Donald McLennan Canadian High Arctic Research Station on behalf of the CBMP Coastal Expert Monitoring Network

Room: San Siro 2

The role of wildlife harvest in Arctic biodiversity conservation

Henry Huntington, Pew Charitable Trust 

 

 

Room: Utsikten

Exploring locally driven adaptation strategies to climate and environmental change: experiences from western Alaska

Beth Kersey and Natasia Levi, Village of Lower Kalskag

Room: Gofoten

16:30 - 16:45 Coffee     
16:45 - 17:30 "International cooperation and global conventions: addressing Arctic biodiversity" Panel discussion with representatives from Multilateral Environmental Agreements and indigenous organizations (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)
17:30 - 18:00

Beyond Trondheim, Henry Huntington

Closing plenary (Room: San Siro 2 and 3)

 

Congress themes

 

Arctic change resilience and adaptationArctic change resilience and adaptationMainstreaming biodiversity: linking Arctic ecosystems to societyMainstreaming biodiversity: linking Arctic ecosystems to societyUnderstanding cumulative effects and managing impactsUnderstanding cumulative effects and managing impacts    with special sessions focussing on  

 Three main themes will guide the flow and organization of the Congress. These overarching themes will run concurrently throughout the Congress and will form the backbone for the Congress. These themes were identified in the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment recommendations for policy

 

 

 


The form and content of the Congress program is under development, with guidance from the Program Advisory Committee, but is expected to include the following elements. In order to allow for some adjustments, including further input from the Program Advisory Committee, Congress organizers reserve the right to make changes to the preliminary program. Such changes will be posted on this Congress website.

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