Biological Collections

Committee Meeting #2

 

Date & Location: 

Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, 2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – NAS Building

2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418

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Open Session Agenda

Thursday, February 7, 2019

1:30      Welcome and Introductions

Shirley A. Pomponi and Jim Collins, Committee Co-Chairs

 

1:35      History of Natural History Collections in the United States

Pamela M. Henson, Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

2:00       An Overview on the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections

Scott E. Miller, Smithsonian Institution

 

2:25       Key Components of Sustainable Mission and Infrastructure for a Biological Collection

Sarah B. George, Natural History Museum of Utah

 

2:50       Panel Discussion with Dr. Henson, Dr. Miller, and Dr. George

 

3:10       Break

 

3:25       Leveraging Collections to Advance STEM Education (and Vice Versa)

Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, The National Academies (Retired)

 

3:45       Question and Answer Session with Jay Labov

 

3:55        Biological Collections for Understanding Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

Emily K. Meineke, Harvard University Herbaria

 

4:15        Leveraging Collections to Assess Global Status of Pollinators

 Ignasi Bartomeus, Doñana Biological Station

 

4:35        Panel Discussion with Dr. Meineke and Dr. Bartomeus

 

4:50        Public Comments

 – Members of the public are invited to share evidence and views they would like for the committee to take into consideration.  Advanced sign-up is required

 

5:00        Adjourn

 


 

Friday, February 8, 2019

 

8:30        Welcome and Introductions

Shirley A. Pomponi and Jim Collins, Committee Co-Chairs

 

8:35        Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM): The Global Cooperation Network for Culture Collections Worldwide

Juncai Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

8:55        Question and Answer Session with Juncai Ma

 

9:10         The Effect of the Nagoya Protocol on Biological Collections

Breda M. Zimkus, Harvard University

 

9:30          Panel Discussion with Dr. Ma and Dr. Zimkus

 

9:45          Public Comments

 – Members of the public are invited to share evidence and views they would like for the committee to take into consideration.  Advanced sign-up is required

 

9:50     Adjourn