Symposium: 'A rich future for Conservation Biology theory'

Presentations and summarizing movies by the speakers of the symposium which was kept on the 6th November 2014 in the Academiegebouw of Leiden University, organized by the department Conservation Biology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML). It was in honor of the retirement of prof.dr.ir. Wouter T. de Groot.

Introduction

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has put the concept of Ecosystem Services in the heart of natural resource and biodiversity analysis. The translation of this concept into real action remains problematic, however. Apparently, people commit themselves to concrete solutions and issues they feel connected with, rather than to analytical abstractions like ecosystem services.

In this symposium the focus was on new inspirations and approaches ‘beyond ecosystem services’, with as main goal to explore concepts and ideas that might point the way for Conservation Biology, both in in general and more specifically for  the CML department of the same name.

All presentations are available as pdf and also of each speaker a short summarizing movie on their topic is available in Dutch, see table below. Click the link to see a specific presentation or movie.


Presentations and summarizing movies

Name (profession, affiliation)

 

Presentation

Movie

Prof. dr. Geert R. de Snoo
(dean Faculty of Science, Leiden University)

 

Opening by the chair

Intro to Conservation Biology and symposium

Prof.dr. Helias A. Udo de Haes
(emeritus professor CML, Leiden University)

 

Ecosystem services, how do they contribute to conservation practice?

Summary presentation

Dr. Jan van der Ploeg
(lecturer Inst.  Cultural Antropology, Leiden University):

 

 

 

On Wouter de Groot, Philippine crocodiles, hospitality and other incentives for biodiversity conservation

Summary presentation

Dr. Frank A.A. Boons
(associate professor, Dep. Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

 

Creating ecological value, or: we’re only in it for the money

Summary presentation

Drs. Menco U. Wiersema
(Regional coordinator biodiversity rural areas, Province Zuid-Holland)

 

 

Green Circles: connecting nature with private and public interest: past (Blaarkop) and future (Heineken)

Summary presentation

Prof. dr. Tom Dedeurwaerdere
(Professor Faculty of Philiosphy, Université Catholique Louvain)

 

 

Reinventing social-ecological research into ecosystem management. Towards a transdisciplinary research approach

Summary presentation

Prof. dr.ir. Wouter T. de Groot
(associate professor CML)

 

Biology that motivates

Summary presentation

Prof. dr. Geert R. de Snoo
(dean Faculty of Science, Leiden University)

Closure by the chair

 

The movies have been created by Peter Gielissen.

Some photos of symposium

The photos have been taken by Jan Sjardijn

Prof. dr. Geert de Snoo opens the Symposium

Prof. dr. Geert de Snoo opens the Symposium

 

The audience listening to the speakers

The audience listening to the speakers

 

Prof. dr. ir. Wouter de Groot during his presentation

Prof. dr. ir. Wouter de Groot during his presentation

Last Modified: 16-12-2014