2011 ATBI Conference

2011 ATBI Conference

Dr. Tom Lovejoy

Biodiversity Inventory and Climate Change:

Approaches, Analysis and Synthesis

Discover Life in America is proud to be putting on the 14th annual All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Conference this Spring. The conference will be held over three days - the 7th, 8th, and 9th of April, 2011 - in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Although the main focus of the event is the presentation of scientific literature, past conferences have included field trips in the Smokies, nature hiking and photography, silent auctions, book signings, and general good times. The conference is open to scientists, researchers, educators, the press, and interested members of the public.

This year, in light of pressing global events, we have decided to take an in-depth look at how the intricate web of Biodiversity is tied to climate, both globally and locally. More specifically, we hope to examine the possible effects of global climate change on the complexities of life in the natural world so that we as scientists and citizens may make wiser and more informed decisions regarding the future.

We are so pleased to announce Dr. Tom Lovejoy as our keynote speaker.  Dr. Lovejoy is The Heinz Center Biodiversity Chair, he was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean and Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation. Dr. Lovejoy has been Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary at the Smithsonian Institution, Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior, and Executive Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund–U.S.  To Learn more about Dr. Lovejoy please click here.


More information about the schedule of speakers and presentations will become available as soon as it is known.  If you would like to attend, please fill out our online registration form. If you are a scientist interested in presenting at our conference, please fill out our researcher form. Information on conference lodging and local attractions can be found here.

Late-breaking news: the Park Science Colloquium will be joining the Conference. It is being held on the first day, April 7th. Please click HERE for the final Colloquium agenda.

We hope to see you there!

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2012 ATBI Conference

Plan now to attend!
At: Glenstone Lodge
Dates: 3/22-24/2012.
Keynote: Dr. E.O. Wilson
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