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Thursday, September 29 • 9:50am - 10:50am
(REF 29261) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 1: Biodiversity on seven continents - Convened by SYKE.

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This session will provide examples of the use of molecular and traditional monitoring approaches for biodiversity assessments.

09h50 David Smith, Coordinator of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) Caribbean. Member of the Independent Group of Scientists who prepared the UN Global Sustainable Development report, Director of The Centre for Environmental Management, University of the West Indies,
Title, 15min+5min Q&A
10h10María Cecilia Londoño Murcia co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Networks (GEO BON), Colombia Humboldt institute. Title, 15min+5min Q&A
10h30 John Darling, United States Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental DNA as a tool for invasive species surveillance, 15min+5min Q&A

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David Smith

Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies
I helped to establish the National Parks system in my country Jamaica, and worked on debt-for-nature swaps to assist in financing the system. I was a Regional Councilor for IUCN. Currently I work on helping tropical Small Island Developing States to increase their resilience to problems... Read More →
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María Cecilia Londoño Murcia

Principal Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute
My professional trajectory has focus in the application of spatial analysis for understanding species diversity, ecosystem services and socio-economic interactions for supporting conservation planning. My main objective is to: 1) Identify and monitor biodiversity for understanding... Read More →
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John Darling

Senior Research Biologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
My research focuses on development and application of molecular genetic tools to understand and prevent the introduction and spread of non-native populations in aquatic ecosystems. I have worked extensively with population genetic and phylogeographic approaches for reconstructing... Read More →

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Meissner Kristian

Director, Finnish Environment Institute
I am the director of the strategic program focused on environmental information and head of Jyväskylä office at the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke). In my over 15 years in environmental administration I've worked on different aspects around development and the uptake of modern... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:50am - 10:50am EDT