7th International Conference on Environmental Future
Humans and Island Environments
16 – 20 April 2018 | Honolulu, Hawai’i
Organized by the Foundation for Environmental Conservation (FEC), East-West Center, the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program, and the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology the 7th International Conference on Environmental Future (7ICEF) seeks to advance the global and multi-disciplinary conversation around environmental futures with a specific focus in 2018 on ‘Humans and Island Environments’. The conference will be held from the 16 – 20 April 2018 in Honolulu, Hawai’i, at the East-West Center’s Hawai’i Imin International Conference Center.
The 7ICEF aims to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the current and future issues surrounding island environments, bringing together islanders, researchers, managers, and NGOs from a broad array of disciplines and fields. The underlying questions are:
- How have islands aided our understanding of human-environment interactions?
- What are the latest directions in island biological and cultural conservation?
- Where should island conservation efforts be focused? and,
- What conservation lessons do islands have for the rest of the world?
In advance of the conference, a review article for each of 18 conference themes will be published in the journal Environmental Conservation. As papers are published they will be listed here. These papers will be presented at the conference together with other related talks, and there will be dedicated time in each themed session for discussions, and question and answers. The final day of the conference will involve workshop sessions and a webcast panel discussion bringing together some of the unifying themes and messages.
Featured Speakers include:
Christoph Kueffer, ETH Zurich & University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland; ‘Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President for Oceans at Conservation International; Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Eleanor Sterling, Chief Conservation Scientist, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History; Todd Braje, San Diego State University; Sam ‘Ohu Gon, Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor, Nature Conservancy, Hawai’i; Jack Kittinger, Director, Hawai’i Program, Conservation International; Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley; Kathy Willis, Director of Science, Kew Gardens & Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford; Brian Bowen, Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology; Paolo A.V. Borges, Leader of Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation Group, University of the Azores; Rachel Turner, University of Exeter; Mason Smith, Regional Director, IUCN Oceania; Supin Wongbusarakum, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Davianna McGregor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; John Connell, University of Sydney; Winifereti Nainoca, Environment Team Leader, UNDP Fiji; Miriam Supuma, Co-Director, Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research; Kirsten Oleson, University of Hawaii Manoa; Francielle Lacle, Technical Assistant, UNDP, Aruba Centre of Excellence; Peter Schuhmann, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Matthew Lauer, San Diego State University; Randy Thaman, University of the South Pacific; Ilan Kelman, University College London & University of Agder, Kristianstand; Laura Brewington, East-West Center Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessments program; Kiana Frank, Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Garry Trompf, University of Sydney; Craig Santos Perez, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Elaine Stratford, University of Tasmania; Vilsoni Hereniko, Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Annette Breckwoldt, ZMT, Bremen; Glenn Thodé, Rector, University of Aruba; Stacy Jupiter, WCS Melanesia; William Kostka, Executive Director, Micronesia Conservation Trust; Jamie Wood, Landcare Research, New Zealand; Priscilla Wehi, Landcare Research & Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago; Christopher Dunn, E. N. Wilds Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens; Matthew Prebble, Australian National University; Arthur Dahl, President International Environment Forum & Retired UNEP Deputy Assistant Executive Director; Michelle Scobie, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago; Sue Taei, Executive Director, Pacific Oceanscape, Conservation International; James Russell, University of Auckland; Jean-Yves Meyer, Head of the Research Department, Government of French Polynesia; Nick Holmes, Director of Science, Island Conservation; Fumiyo Kagawa & David Selby, Sustainability Frontiers; Rocky Sanchez Tirona, Vice President for Rare Philippines; Rosalina Gabriel, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes/Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores; Maxine Burkett, University of Hawai’i Manoa; Mohamed Aslam, LaMer Small Island Research Station, and ex-Minister of Environment & Energy, Maldives; James Randall, University of Prince Edward Island, and Chair, Executive Committee of the Institute of Island Studies, and UNESCO Co-Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability; Kerry Arabena, University of Melbourne; Nancy D. Lewis, Director, Research Program, East-West Center, Hawai’i; Leonard Nurse, University of the West Indies, Barbados; Maile Taualii, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawai’i; Alexander Mawyer, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Jerry Jacka, University of Colorado Boulder; Reniel Cabral, Sustainable Fisheries Group, University of California, Santa Barbara; Tamatoa Bambridge, Research Director, CNRS, French Polynesia; Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Edvard Hviding, University of Bergen; Rosemary Lyster, University of Sydney; Chris Corbin, UNEP Caribbean; Roy Ellen, University of Kent; Konai Helu Thaman, University of the South Pacific; Kealoha Kinney, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest (PSW); Laurie Brinklow, Institute of Island Studies, UPEI and UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability; Gudrun Petursdottir, Director, Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland; Seth Quintus, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Kathryn Mengerink, Executive Director at the Waitt Institute; Alison Rieser, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Aaron Jenkins, University of Sydney