Synergiz’s President giving a talk at the first annual symposium of the Québec Center for Biodiversity Science

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Joël Houdet, Synergiz’s President, will give a talk at the first annual symposium of the Québec Center for Biodiversity Science (QCBS).

Biodiversity science in Québec: 2010 and beyond

November 30, 2010 – December 2, 2010

New Residence Hall, McGill University

3625 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Program for November 30th, 2010:

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, of the H. John Heinz III Centre for Science, Economics, and the Environment.

i)                     overview of the findings of the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel that evaluated the State and Trends of Biodiversity Science in Canada

ii)                   perspectives on the events that took place at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya (Japan) this October.

Dr. Joël Houdet, consultant at Accountants@Law & President of Synergiz,

iii)                  Integration of biodiversity in corporate strategies: from biodiversity self-assessments to environmental accounting

John Finisdore from the World Resources Institute

iv)                  The ecosystem services review methodology and the WRI business & ecosystem leadership group

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: http://qcbs.ca/research/qcbs-annual-conference/

CONTACT

Philippe Auzel, Coordinator

Email: philippe.auzel@mcgill.ca

Tel: 514-398-8719, Fax: 514-398-5069

ABOUT THE QUEBEC CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE

The Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science is a research network comprising more than 350 researchers and students: Bishop’s University, Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, the Montréal Botanical Garden, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The QCBS mission is

  • To foster and promote a world-class research and training program in biodiversity science;
  • To facilitate scientific cooperation and learning among a cross-disciplinary group of researchers; and
  • To assume a lead role on biodiversity related issues and to contribute to the academic and public debate on biodiversity loss.

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