Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 1:25pm
Presenters: 
David Cooper

A four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being.

Purpose and Goals

  • A global movement has emerged to mobilize governments, civil society, businesses and all people to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the next 10 years.
  • Among the key goals are the need to ensure biodiversity and a healthy bioeconomy.
  • Biodiversity is critical for healthy ecosystems, producing plentiful nutritious food, and human well-being.
  • Supporting and expanding biodiversity requires creative and cross-disciplinary approaches that bring together scientists and stakeholders.
  • Penn State is a world leader in the study and management of biodiversity across agricultural, natural and urban landscapes.
  • This symposium will foster synergies across the expertise and perspectives of multiple Penn State colleges, institutes, and centers as well as partner institutions.