Annual Meeting Panel & Symposium organizing cmte

The Conservation Paleobiology Network is sponsoring the 2nd Conservation Paleobiology Symposium in February 2023, which will potentially be a reoccurring event hosted at different locations periodically. The symposium or organized locally (Florida) by an on-site organizing committee, while intellectual oversight is provided by the international symposium panel. Members of both groups are listed below. See the list below for general aims of the symposia and the people involved in planning and organizing the conference in 2023.

General Aims of the Conservation Paleobiology Symposia
• Annual symposia will support the aims of the CPN.
• The long-term goal is to establish a lasting framework for periodic meetings for conservation paleobiology which should provide fora to assist in the translation of historical and paleontological science to the conservation of global biodiversity.
• Fora should:
       1) Facilitate connections amongst CPN members to develop research and applications of CPN themes.
       2) Facilitate and report back on application of Conservation Paleobiology (CP) to modern conservation practice.
       3) Help extend the network by building bridges among sub-disciplines and geographic areas that are not adequately represented in the CPN.
       4) Support young researchers, scientists and policy makers, especially those from under-represented groups.
       5) Generate information, based on evidence from evaluation activities, aimed at supporting the decision-making and learning processes of the CPN.

To view general guidelines for the Conservation Paleobiology Symposia compiled by the symposium panel, please click here.

Panel members & Organizing Committee

Paolo G. Albano
Department of Palaeontology
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
Annual Meeting Panel Co-Chair

Richard Aronson
Dept. of Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
Organizing Committee Member
Suzanne Birch
Department of Anthropology
Department of Geography
University of Georgia
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Jonathan Bloch
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Florida Museum
Organizing Committee Member
Jessica Blois
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Mark Brenner
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
Organizing Committee Member
Sahale Casebolt
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Organizing Committee Co-chair
Katie Cramer
Julie Ann Wrigley Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Molly Grace
IUCN Species Conservation Success Task Force and Department of Zoology
University of Oxford
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Greg Herbert
School of Geoscineces
University of South Florida
Organizing Committee Member
Charles Jacoby
Supervising Environmental Scientist
St. Johns River Water Management District
Courtesy Associate Professor
Soil, Water & Ecosystem Sciences Department
University of Florida
Organizing Committee Member
Broc Kokesh
Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
Annual Meeting Student Rep
Michal Kowalewski
Organizing Committee Co-chair
Michelle LeFebvre
Organizing Committee Member
Rowan Lockwood
Department of Geology
College of William and Mary
Annual Meeting Panel Member

Aaron O’Dea
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
and University of Bologna
Annual Meeting Panel Former Co-Chair

Catalina Pimiento
Swansea University
and University of Zurich
Annual Meeting Panel Co-Chair

Roger Portell
Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
Florida Museum
Organizing Committee Member

Erin E. Saupe
Department of Earth Science
University of Oxford
Annual Meeting Panel Former Co-Chair

Daniele Scarponi
BiGeA Department
University of Bologna
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Luis Torres
Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
Florida Museum
Organizing Committee Student Member
Lynn Wingard
Organizing Committee Member
Moriaki Yasuhara
School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Annual Meeting Panel Member
Martin Zuschin
Department of Palaeontology
University of Vienna
Annual Meeting Panel Member