Pre-registration has closed. On-site registration will be
available at the Fiesta Americana Merida
This conference is designed to develop strategies to increase
international access to ecological knowledge and to increase collaboration
among environmental scientists. The conference is organized around three
The conference will feature keynote speakers, oral presentations, and poster
sessions. The Honorable Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and
Governor of Arizona, will present the opening plenary address. Oral
presentations and posters will include both invited submissions and
contributions from attendees. Workshops
will also be organized around the sub-themes, and scientific field trips in the
Yucatan will be offered.
Conference co-chairs: Dr José Sarukhán (National University of Mexico) and Dr.
Jeff Herrick (US Department of Agriculture), a multi-national conference
committee, and local hosts from Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán and the Centro
de Investigación Científica de Yucatán.
Those from all sectors with an interest in the intersection of global trade and
the environment - the academic research community, government agencies,
non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Students will have the
opportunity to present papers and posters.