French American Talks on Biodiversity

This public event is co-sponsored by CMBC and the Scientific Office of the French Embassy in the USA as part of their new FACT-B program (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks – Biodiversity). The public conference series aims to raise public awareness in France, the United States, and Canada, as well as reinforce exchanges between scientist and experts on biodiversity issues. This follows the IPBES release of the intergovernmental report of the state of knowledge related to biodiversity and ecosystem services.  The various media platforms report the finding that “one million spices are at risk of extinction.” 

Public presentation and panel discussion
Deep Ocean Biodiversity Challenges in the 21st Century
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium


Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, IPBES
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Jean-François Silvain, President,  Foundation for Research on Biodiversity
Douglas Bartlett, Professor, Marine Biology Research Division
Lisa Levin, Professor, Integrative Oceanography Division
Natalya Gallo, Post doctoral researcher, Moderator