HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
World's largest study on changes to Earth's ecosystems released on May 19

Montreal, May 18, 2005: The world's largest study concerning changes to Earth's ecosystems and their impact on human well-being is being released at McGill University on May 19 as part of the International Day for Biological Diversity. The report and its findings will be examined by decision makers and scientists during a conference entitled, "Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World."

Conducted by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (www.maweb.org) in cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity, the new study is called, "Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Biodiversity Synthesis." The report is the result of five years of collaboration between a whopping 1360 natural and social scientists from around the world. The report warns that harm to our ecosystems over the last 50 years has put the well-being of future generations at risk if current patterns of biodiversity loss continue.

Conference headliners will include Thomas Mulcair, Quebec environment minister, Jacques Hurtubise, vice-principal (research) at McGill University, Walter Reid, secretariat of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Anantha Duraiappah, co-chair Biodiversity Synthesis, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Hamdallah Zedan, executive secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity. Alan DeSousa, Montreal city councillor responsible for the environment, will also give a talk on sustainable development in the City.

  • Where: McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St., Montreal.
  • When: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, 19 May 2005.

Media wishing to attend the conference should contact David Ainsworth, event liaison, at 514-287-7025 or david.ainsworth@biodiv.org. Source: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins, associate director, Communications and Public Affairs, McGill University, 514-398-6752 or sylvain-jacques.desjardins@mcgill.ca.

"Biodivers
'"/>

Contact: David Ainsworth, Event Liaison
david.ainsworth@biodiv.org
514-287-7025
McGill University
18-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Worlds first X-ray free electron laser is on course to completion
2. Worlds leading scientists announce creation of Encyclopedia of Life
3. Worlds top engineers in San Antonio for system of systems conference
4. Worlds oldest rocks show how Earth may have dodged frozen fate of Mars
5. Worlds largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms
6. Worlds coral reef left vulnerable by paper parks
7. Worlds coral reefs left vulnerable by paper parks
8. Worlds tiniest test tubes get teensiest corks
9. Worlds largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase
10. Worlds largest scientific society backs green chemistry bill
11. Worlds largest population study on BRCA1/2

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: World largest study changes Earth ecosystems released May

(Date:3/23/2015)... SoundView Technology Group issues a new research update following the ... wallet. SoundView was one of the selected user groups to provide ... in multiple scenarios and outlets. Soundview shares ... both debit and credit card payments.  Soundview ... meets their plans in 2015, it would push our IV ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced ... Business Report" report to their offering. This ... Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... MINNETONKA, Minn. , March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management ... will be in attendance at ARENA,s Outsourcing in ... Cary, NC.  This event provides an excellent forum ... company,s easy-to-use, flexible and affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... YORK , March 27, 2015  Peter Walter ... Biomedical Science for his pioneering work on how proteins ... components of a regulatory mechanism that cells use to ... Dr. Walter is a professor of biochemistry at the ... groundwork for treating a range of human diseases related ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 WuXi ... leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company ... industries, announced today that an Investigational New Drug ... antibody for rheumatoid arthritis has been accepted for ... (CFDA).  In September 2012, MedImmune, ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ... the world’s largest business idea competition with $5 million ... million, six $500,000 awards and four $250,000 awards. The ... for prizes that will turn ideas with high growth ... region. , "Last year's successful 43North competition brought ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Bruno, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... (CRO), announced today several management and executive appointments ... of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the ... President of Business Operations, and Sue Dowden will assume ... Taricco, co-founder and current Chief Operations Officer (COO), has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:German-born cell biologist Peter Walter wins the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2German-born cell biologist Peter Walter wins the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 3Investigational New Drug Application for WuXi MedImmune's Monoclonal Antibody Accepted for Review by CFDA 2Investigational New Drug Application for WuXi MedImmune's Monoclonal Antibody Accepted for Review by CFDA 3Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 2Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 3Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 4Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 5PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 2PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 3
Cached News: