The conference sessions will cover eighteen broad themes, each of which will be led by the author(s) of a review paper on that theme. In addition to other panel presenters, three invited discussants will present in response to these published reviews.
We will update participants as they are confirmed.
- What is the importance of islands to environmental conservation?
- How have humans changed island ecosystems through history?
- What are the future challenges for island ecology and evolution?
- How can island conservation contribute to human wellbeing?
- How are islands dealing with the challenge of balancing development with sustainability?
- How can we incorporate the value of island environments into conservation?
- How can indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) be used to improve island environmental futures?
- How can we build island communities that are resilient to the impacts of climate change and environmental hazards?
- What role can the humanities play in island conservation?
- How does environmental governance on islands currently operate and what forms of governance produce the best outcomes?
- How can we improve island conservation through integrated marine and terrestrial management?
- What is the current state of knowledge of island extinctions and how can this be used to set baselines for restoration?
- How well are island conservation issues addressed in international conventions and agreements?
- What have we learnt about invasive species on islands and what are the best strategies for dealing with them in the future?
- What is the role of environmental education on islands?
- How is climate affecting patterns of island migration?
- What are the links between human health and environmental conservation on islands?
- How do island sovereignty and conservation relate to each other?