With support from the National Science Foundation, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the USA Nagoya Protocol Action Group are organizing an online workshop series to explore how the international scientific community can study biodiversity in the changing landscape of international policy.
Recordings from the first five sessions in this series are now available online. The sessions were focused on five broad themes, including applied ecology and infectious disease; crop research and improvement; macrosystems and international long term ecological research; phylogenetics, genome evolution, and taxonomy; and vertebrate genetics. Natural Science Collections Alliance is an event partner and co-hosted the first session on emerging pathogens across the Americas.
The NSC Alliance community is encouraged to remain engaged in this workshop series and following online forum discussions on LearnNagoya.com to recognize and document the value of digital sequence information for global scientific communities and to learn together how to work with the Nagoya Protocol and national policies to conduct upstanding biodiversity science to benefit the planet. The next workshop on anthropology, ethnobiology and paleobiology is tentatively scheduled for December 13, 2021. Stay tuned for details and sign up to receive updates.