Science in the Cafe | The Pinocchio Frog & Other Friends | 12 July 2011

AN INVITATION
Feel free to forward this Announcement to interested friends & colleagues.

Science Centre Singapore
&
Conservation International

cordially invite you to
Science in the Café
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 at 7:00pm
to be held at
Science Centre Singapore
with
Dr Andrew A Rosenberg
Senior Vice President for Science + Knowledge
Conservation International

Presents

The Pinocchio Frog & Other Friends
Why We Need To Know About New Species

Please see below for more information.
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Attendance of this event is free of charge.
However, regular Science Centre admission charges apply
for all non-members and IM/AM members.
Pre-registration is required for ALL attendees.
Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited seating.
Please make your reservations by directly replying to this Announcement,
with the following required information:
Name, Number of Persons Attending, Membership Link Number (if any).
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We will only retain your names & e-mail address(es) so that we may inform you of future Science Centre events & activities. No other information will be recorded. Please tell us if you wish to have your e-mail address(es) removed from our list. Thank you.
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Science Centre’s website @ http://www.science.edu.sg/Pages/SCBHome.aspx.
Please note that our webpages may be currently “out of sorts” and may not be up to date.
We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience.
Please also note that the Science Centre is undergoing a significant and mandatory IT change throughout July.
Electronic communication may experience some disruptions.

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Conservation International (CI) and partners have spent more than 20 years working to discover and conserve species all across the Tropics. It is fair to ask why. How do species and their habitats matter? In this café, Dr Andrew Rosenberg will show some of CI’s new species discoveries and talk about the importance of species conservation in maintaining the critical role of natural systems in supporting human well-being.

Dr Andrew A Rosenberg s the Senior Vice President for Science + Knowledge at Conservation International (CI) and a world-renowned scientist, policy expert, scholar, businessperson, and academic leader. With in-depth understanding of ecosystem services, he guides CI’s Science + Knowledge team to develop the natural science, social, and economic arguments that prove CI’s core proposition: human well-being depends upon the maintenance of healthy ecosystems. Drawing on his experience with political bodies, Andy also oversees the development of tools and processes that empower decision-makers with the information they need to make sound, sustainable development decisions that include thoughtful natural resource management.

Since 2000, Andy has been a Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), serving as Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture from 2000 to 2004. His teaching and research experience includes marine ecology, fisheries, environmental policy, historical ecology, and ecosystem-based management.

Prior to joining UNH, one of Andy’s posts was Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, the senior career position in the agency. In that capacity, he dealt with policy decisions on science and resource management issues nationwide, as well as administration of the agency. Andy was also a principal agency spokesperson before Congress, the general public and technical audiences.

Andy is a Member of the US Commission on Ocean Policy, the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board, the UN Group of Experts for Global Marine Assessment, the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, and the National Science Foundation Geosciences Advisory Board, among others. In the past, he has served as the US lead representative in several international fishery management organizations, such as NAFO, NASCO and FAO.

Known as a results-oriented, creative thinker, Andy is experienced in managing complex systems and constituents skillfully and with a dose of humor. He holds a BS in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Oceanography from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Biology from Dalhousie University.
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