DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference 2

Dan Faith was an organiser and panel memeber for the Round Table:

The CBD 2010 targets and beyond: towards a new generation of science based indicators.

Dan Faith chaired a session on biodiversity indicators, with invited speakers funded from his ARC Environmental Futures Network grant.

DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference 2, 13 – 16 October 2009, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA


The CBD 2010 targets and beyond: towards a new generation of science based indicators
Friday 16 October, 12:45-13:45 Auditorium 2
Biodiversity loss and the consequent decline of ecosystem services poses serious threats to human well being yet actions taken to date are generally considered insufficient to address this problem. In 2010, governments meeting at the Convention on Biological Diversity will establish new targets for reducing biodiversity loss and a framework for monitoring process towards their achievement. It will be critical to ensure that the decision making process to set new commitments benefits from the latest scientific evidence, tools and mechanisms. The round table will provide an opportunity for participants to become familiar with the decision making process on the CBD 2010 targets, and to discuss the development of a new set of specific science-based targets, beyond 2010.

Panel Members
Prof Georgina Mace, Imperial College, London, UK
Dr David Cooper, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat, Montréal, Canada
Dr Daniel Faith, The Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Prof Hiroyuki Matsuda, Yokohama National University, Japan
Chair : Prof Melodie McGeoch, South African National Parks, South Africa

see also the Nature report on OSC2 and the 2010 targets

Contributed oral session O19, Biodiversity indicators
Chair: Daniel Faith (Australia) Room: 1.61 - 1.62

10.30 - Helmut Haberl, Karl-Heinz Erb, Veronika Gaube, Fridolin Krausmann, Christoph Plutzar: Socio-economic drivers of biodiversity: the utility of resource use indicators
10.45 - Simon Ferrier, Daniel Faith, Glenn Manion, Dan Rosauer, Janet Stein, Kristen Williams: Adding value to remotely derived indicators of biodiversity change through modelling of spatial patterns in biological composition
11.00 - Hiroyuki Matsuda, Taku Fujita, Tetsukazu Yahara: Quantitative projection of plant species loss for 1697 taxa of Japanese vascular plants and its implication for achieving the 2010 biodiversity target
11.15 - Kristen J Williams, Susan E Cameron, Daniel P Faith, Chris R Margules, David K Mitchell: Systematic conservation planning and the 2010 Biodiversity Target: integrating biodiversity and socio-economic factors in Papua New Guinea
11.30 - David Vackar, Bedrich Moldan: Biodiversity in sustainability indicators and environmental accounting
11.45 - Rina Grant-Biggs, Judith Kruger, Karen Vickers: Developing an index of heterogeneity as an indicator of biodiversity for the Kruger National Park
12.00 - Dian Spear, Elrike Marais, Melodie McGeoch: Challenges to the development of a global indicator for invasive alien species

Dr Dan Faith , Principal Research Scientist
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