Dr. Stephen Woodley – Keynote Speaker

Photo of Stephen Woodley, keynote speaker for 2012 Sources of Knowledge Climate Change Forum

Dr. Stephen Woodley

Dr. Stephen Woodley is an ecologist, who has worked in the field of environmental management for 30 years, including working in several national parks, Chief Scientist of Parks Canada, as an environmental consultant, and as Director of the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo.

Stephen’s research has focused on monitoring the state of ecosystems and using that information for conservation management. He has been appointed to international, national and provincial panels dealing with protected area management.

He was a member of Canada’s Ministerial Panel on Ecological Integrity in National Parks, Chair of the North American Wilderness and Protected Areas MOU, and A member of the Ministers Science Panel for Ontario’s Far North, amoung others.

Currently Stephen is Senior Advisor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), working on protected areas and climate change.

Stephen is a member of the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Commission on Protected Areas and has visited parks and protected areas in over 35 countries throughout the world. He has received a Government of Canada’s Public Service Award of Excellence and co-recipient of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Harkin Medal.

Professional Affiliation

Senior Advisor

Protected Areas and Climate Change

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

2012 Climate Change Forum Topic

Natural Solutions to Climate Change: The Role of Protected Areas

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