Committee Mission

From left to right: Corine Vriesendorp, Zak Zahawi, Pia Parolin, Sophie Calmé, Alice Hughes, Roman Carrasco, Steve Turton, José Fragoso, Chris Kettle.

to In Montpellier at the ATBC 2016. From left to right: Corine Vriesendorp, Zak Zahawi, Pia Parolin, Sophie Calmé, Alice Hughes, Roman Carrasco, Steve Turton, José Fragoso and Chris Kettle.

  1. To foster understanding of current key conservation issues and conflicts, and propose feasible ways of addressing them;
  2. To support local, regional, national and global initiatives to address current and potential threats to biodiversity, ecosystems and linked human livelihoods;
  3. To ensure that ATBC as an organization continues to contribute to debates and decisions that influence tropical ecosystems, sustainability, natural resource use, and linked human livelihoods;
  4. To initiate, facilitate, and support outreach and capacity-building activities to develop and strengthen expertise in conservation-related scientific activities, in particular where our annual meetings take place.

The CC is composed of 10 voting members: 8 members selected through nomination and election from our society at large, and 2 members selected from the current council members.  We hope to balance the 8 members from ATBC at large based on three geographic regions of the ATBC membership: Afrotropics, Neotropics, and Asia-Pacific. The chair of the CC will be selected by the 10 voting members. All CC members will serve for a period of three years.

Current members: Antony J. Lynam (Co-Chair; Wildlife Conservation Society), Stephen Turton (Co-Chair; Central Queensland University, Australia), Alice Hughes (Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Corine Vriesendorp (Field Museum, USA), Hong Liu (University of Florida, Lisa Davenport (Duke University Center for Tropical Conservation), Norbert Kunert (Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany; SECSII), Patricia Wright (Stony Brook University), Pia Parolin (University of Hamburg, Germany), Plinio Sist (CIRAD), Roman Carrasco (National University of Singapore), Sophie Calmé (Université de Sherbrooke), Zak Zahawi (OTS – Costa Rica), Biological Station)