Biodiversity Strand

Follow this select schedule to help guide a biodiversity-focused experience within the larger CAPS 2024 conference.

Biodiversity-focused sessions are high-level within the conference, including dedication attention in the keynote and plenary sessions on opening day.

Concurrent sessions–including daily symposia, engaged ideas-to-action conversations, and lightning talk discussions–offer a rich range of opportunities that have relevance to addressing biodiversity through participatory sciences. This program highlights the most relevant sessions and some recommended choices. See the full program for other options that may be of most interest to you. The lightning talk/posters page uses the glob icon to identify all biodiversity-relevant contributions. 

Monday, June 3

12:30 Opening Keynote: CARE and the use of Indigenous Knowledge in Open Science

1:40 Ideas-to-Action, session 2 recommended:

        2. Biodiversity Beyond Boundaries: Setting the stage, making new connections, identifying opportunities

3:00 Plenary Symposium: Biodiversity Beyond Boundaries

4:05 Concurrent Lightning Talks + Discussion Sessions, session 3 recommended:

        3. Biodiversity

5:00 Hallway/lounge

Tuesday, June 4

12:00 Hallway/lounge
12:30 Concurrent Symposia

1. Nikita Shiel-Rolle shares how youth learning and economic development are integral to biodiversity conservation in a discussion with others considering, “What richness is added by involving participants beyond data collection?”

2. Francisco ‘Paco’ Lopez joins others to share perspectives from establishing marine reserves in a cross-disciplinary conversation about, “How can we ensure that the data collected has the impact we want?

1:40 Concurrent Ideas-to-Action sessions, session 3 recommended:

3. Exploring opportunities for benefits to flow from global- to local-scale biodiversity projects and vice versa

2:55 Plenary Symposium: Inspiring Collaborations that Drive Collective Impacts

4:00 Concurrent Lightning Talks + Discussion Sessions, group 1 recommended:

1. Biodiversity

Wednesday, June 5

12:00 Hallway/lounge

12:30 Concurrent Symposia

1. Alongside other technologies, consider how bioengineering can inspire conservation policies as Callie Chappell (Stanford, LABraries) joins conversations asking, “How are new technologies opening up scientific resources for broader use?”

2. Hear Grant Van Horn (developer of computer vision models for iNaturalist and the Merlin visual and sound ID) join a multidisciplinary conversation on the question, “How are new technologies complementing the work of volunteer contributions?”

1:40 Concurrent Ideas-to-Action sessions, session 3 recommended:

3. Digital tools for biodiversity documentation 

2:55 Plenary Symposium: Lessons on impacting the field from the Citizen Science:Theory and Practice journal

4:05 Concurrent Lightning Talks + Discussion Sessions, session 3 recommended:

3. Biodiversity

Thursday, June 6

12:00 Hallway/lounge

12:30 Concurrent Symposia

1. Does your biodiversity work depend on partnerships between differently sized and differently resourced organizations? Dr. Susan Renoe (Director, Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society) and others will help us address the critical question, “How can institutions build equity into community research partnerships?”

2. Could working with a local organization increase participation in your project? Join Sam Tayag (Natural History Museum of LA County) and others to consider, “How can partnering with facilitator organizations help projects be more equitable?”

1:45 Concurrent Ideas-to-Action Sessions

3:00 Concurrent Lightning Talks + Discussion Sessions, see relevant talks identified across all four sessions

4:00 Closing Session