Translational Ecology: Integrative science to elevate science

Organizer: Dr. Christine Whitcraft


The Presidential Symposium will highlight translational ecology (TE), which is science rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental issues. Scientists, stakeholders, and decision makers collaborate to address the sociological, ecological, and political contexts of environmental problems. The speakers will discuss research that has been designed and conducted with local partners and non-profits by scientists from a variety of positions and with data shared to an array of resource management agencies. 

Funding for this session was provided by USC Sea Grant, California Sea Grant, and Marine Group at CSU Long Beach.


Rodrigo Beas, Ph.D.  

Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC)

Cesar Guerrero

Executive Director of Terra Peninsular

Julio Lorda,Ph.D.

Professor, Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Hans Sin

Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Philip Unitt

Curator of Birds & Mammals, San Diego Natural History Museum

Jan Walker, Ph.D. 

Ecologist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)