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Keynote Presentation - Tuesday, April 9th

Navigating an Era of Unprecedented Change: the Rise of Resilience and Its Importance to Islands 

Paul Marshall, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and Nadine Marshall, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)


Invited Talks - Tuesday, April 9th

Socio-Ecological Resilience in Pacific Island Traditional and Contemporary Contexts

Stacy Jupiter, Wildlife Conservation Society

Environmental Displacement and Cultural Resilience: the Banabans of Ocean Island and Rabi

Dr. Katerina Teaiwa, Australian National University

Making It Easier to Manage Reefs for Resilience: A Framework For Interpretation of Resilience Assessment Scores

Sangeeta Mangubhai, The Nature Conservancy

Building Reef Resilience Capacity at a Local Scale

Naneng Setiasih, Coral Reef Alliance 


Case Study Presentations - Tuesday, April 9th 

Supporting Resilient Systems in the Bay Islands, Honduras

Jenny Myton, Coral Reef Alliance

An Integrated Framework for Assessing and Managing Data-Limited Fish Stocks

Kendra Karr, Environmental Defense Fund 

Managing for Resilience Using Directed Monitoring Efforts and Community Engagement at the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA)

Russell Sparks, Division of Aquatic Resources, State of Hawaii 

Managing Identity in the Midst of Globalization

Mae Adams, Micronesia Program, The Nature Conservancy 

Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems: Case Study Of Lakshadweep

Vineeta Hoon, Centre for Action Research on Environment Science and Society, India 

Integrated Indigenous Management of Land and Marine Protected Areas in Taiarapu, Tahiti

Tokainiua Devatine, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE) 


Panel Discussions - Tuesday, April 9th 

What Is the Role of Science in Managing for Resilience?

  • Eleanor J. Sterling (moderator), American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Mae Adams, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tadzio Bervoets, St. Maarten Nature Foundation
  • Sangeeta Mangubhai, The Nature Conservancy
  • Hinano Teavai Murphy, University of California Berkeley
  • Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland and Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Stuart Sandin, University of California San Diego
  • Stephanie Wear, The Nature Conservancy 

Resilience in the Solomon Islands: Common Threads, Trade-offs, and Unanticipated Outcomes

  • Christopher Filardi (moderator), American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Simon Albert, University of Queensland
  • Matthew Lauer, Sand Diego State University
  • Senoveva Mauli, The Nature Conservancy
  • Patrick Pikacha, Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership 

Invited Talks - Wednesday, April 10th

Evolutionary Processes Fostering Resilience on Islands

Scott V. Edwards, Harvard University

Prioritizing Conservation Actions for Island Marine Ecosystems

Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland, Australia and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Fostering Manager Voices to Inform Global Policy

Peter Kenilorea, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States


Case Study Presentations - Wednesday, April 10th

Speyside Marine Area Community Based Management Project: A Case Study for Socio-Ecological Resilience in Tobago (Southern Caribbean)

Jahson Alemu, Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago

Climate Change Adaptation: Local Solutions For A Global Problem In A Popular Tourism Destination

Derta Prabuning, Reefcheck, Bali

Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in Saipan, CNMI: Field-Based Assessments and Implications for Vulnerability and Future Management

Steven Johnson, Division of Environmental Quality, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Notes from a Floating Island

Carlos Mondragon, Center for African and Asian Studies, El Colegio de Mexico

Community-Based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands

Meghan Gombos, Sea Change Consulting, LLC

Community-Based Planning And Mobilization in Urbanized Atolls: The Rita Reimaanlok Case Study

Tina Stege, Marshall Islands

Fostering Resilience in Coral Reef and Agricultural Systems in Guanica, PR

Paul Sturm, Ridge to Reefs

The Effects of Natural Disturbances, Reef State, and Herbivorous Fish Densities on Ciguatera Poisoning in Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

Teina Rongo, Climate Change-Cook Islands Division, Office of the Prime Minister

Incorporating Local Wisdom Sasi into Marine Zoning to Increase the Resilience of a Marine Protected Area Network in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Purwanto, Coral Triangle/Indonesia, The Nature Conservancy (presented by Sangeeta Mangubhai)


Panel Discussions - Wednesday, April 10th 

Funding for Resilience: Perspectives From Funders and Grantees

  • Jeffrey Campbell (moderator), The Christensen Fund
  • Kate Barnes, The MacArthur Foundation
  • Bernd Cordes, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • Nayari Perez Diaz, Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Belize
  • Naneng Setiasih, Coral Reef Alliance