Dessert with Discussion: A Global Conservation Icon under Climate Change
Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium
Join us in welcoming back Dessert with Discussion (DwD) speaker Jack (Jianguo) Liu, MSU Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Director for Systems Integration and Sustainability. Liu was the very first DwD speaker in 2005.
Through his research Liu has become an international maverick of sorts, working beyond the boundaries of disciplines and subjects to understand how sustainability might be attained.
- Climate change may threaten global ecosystems and human well-being through influencing wildlife and plant species, including the world-famous endangered giant panda.
- He has since published research showing that climate change bodes poorly for the bamboo supply – the only item on the panda buffet menu.
- In order to make good public policy we must understand the importance of incorporating climate-change impact into conservation planning for sustainability.
Enjoy coffee, tea and delicious locally sourced desserts provided by the KBS Conference Center. A cash bar featuring house wines and Michigan craft beer available prior to the event.
Visit informational booths before and after the talk to learn more!
Live Stream available the night of the event.
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If you have never used zoom, and you are MSU student, faculty or staff, you should first log onto https://msu.zoom.us to establish an MSU Zoom profile. If you have never used zoom, you should open the link above and follow the prompts to install Zoom client long before the seminar starts. If you plan to watch the KBS seminar series webcast periodically, it will be most convenient for you to save the link above as a bookmark or favorite. Note that the webcast is intended for viewing only and you should mute your camera and microphone if you have either.
To dial into the seminar from a meeting room with video conference hardware (like Nat. Sci. 105) you should dial “126.96.36.199##7202086207”. If the system is uncooperative in that type of dialing, dial 188.8.131.52 and when prompted, use the video conference remote control (i.e. Polycom remote) to dial the meeting number 7202086207 when prompted.
To remotely ask questions during the seminar notify KBS Computer Services Helpdeskbeforehand.
At KBS we make a practice of webcasting the KBS Seminar series. However, it is not a public presentation because copyrighted materials might be used, or proprietary information might be presented that is only for consumption at MSU.
This is the first certified and official Be Spartan Green Certified Event to take place at KBS. The Dessert with Discussion series has a long tradition of not only covering ‘green topics’ but also serving desserts made from local sources. But we’re happy to announce that this year we have done the legwork to host a Be Spartan Green Certified Event.
This means we’ll need help from participants to help meet the sustainability goals:
- Carpool or ride your bike to the event!
- Traveling from a distance, watch the live stream instead.
- Reduce food waste by taking smaller portions and going back for seconds if needed.
We are doing our part by locally sourcing produce used in desserts and using real dishes. Our cash bar will be serving Michigan-made wines.
Thank you for being part of this commitment!