A Place in the World – Science, Society, and Reframing the Questions We Ask

Chris Filardi

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Chris Filardi, Ph.D. is Director of Pacific Programs for the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). Combining natural history, biodiversity research, and partnership with indigenous or local people, Dr. Filardi has a long history of conservation practice across the tropical Pacific and western North America. His work directing the CBC’s Pacific Programs focuses on integrating research, mentorship, and direct conservation action to inspire large-landscape and marine conservation in partnership with place-based communities.


The interplay between science and broader society is central to modern life. Citizen science is a natural upshot of this reality. From mariner input into early wind charts that revolutionized trans-oceanic travel, to the... [ view full abstract ]


K1 » Keynote Address (08:45 - Wednesday, 11th February, Ballroom 220B)