ISTF 2022 | Agenda

2022 Conference Agenda

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 8:30am to Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 3:00pm

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC -05:00)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
9:00am to 10:30am

Introductory Remarks and Opening Keynote + Q&A

Florencia Montagnini

Senior Research Scientist,  Director, Program in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry
Yale School of the Environment

John Parrotta

International Union of Forest Research Organizations

National Research Program Leader for International Science Issues
US Forest Service

The importance of integrative research for re-creating sustainable forest landscapes

10:30am to 11:00am

Day One Morning Break

11:00am to 12:30pm

Panel: Political Ecology and Tropical Forest Restoration

Pamela McElwee

Professor of Human Ecology
Rutgers University

Minnie Degawan

Director of the Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program
Conservation International

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes
World Resources Institute

Amity Doolittle

Senior Lecturer
Yale School of the Environment

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Day One Lunch Break

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Global Capacity Gaps, Knowledge, and Learning Plan for the UN Decade on Restoration

Robin Chazdon

Professor Emerita, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
Research Professor, Tropical Forests and People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast

Cora van Oosten

Senior Project Manager, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Wageningen University and Research

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Day One Breakout Session

Accelerating restoration incentive policies with a DEI lens in Latin America
Maggie Gonzalez (WRI), leader

Top issues in forest restoration faced by tropical ISTF Chapters
Sheila Ward (ISTF Global), leader

What does it take to build a Science Based Platform to Enable and Accelerate the Restoration of Earth’s Ecosystems?
Simeon Max (Restor), leader

Transformative Actions for Nature and People in Amazonian Countries: Possible halting and reversing the degradation of Amazon ecosystem
Claudia Ribeiro Pereira Nunes (Federal University of Amazon (Brasil) and Yale University), leader

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
9:00am to 10:30am

Panel: Research, Education, and Knowledge Exchange in Tropical Forest Restoration

Karen Holl

Professor of Environmental Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Victoria Reyes-García

ICREA Research Professor
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA)
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ramesh Venkataraman

Managing Trustee, Junglescapes Charitable Trust
Director, Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Eva Garen

Program Director
Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI)

10:30am to 11:00am

Day Two Morning Break

11:00am to 12:00pm

Day Two Breakout Session

Seed banking to address a major reforestation bottleneck
Jill Wagner (Terraformation), leader

National Landscape Restoration Strategy for Belize
Minerva Gonzalez (Belize Forest Department) and Ki’ila Salas, leaders

Evaluating restoration success and policy requirements in Latin America
Sergio Estrada Villegas & Ana Maria Aldana (Yale University & Universidad del Rosario), leaders

Implementing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) in ISTF-Global towards greater inclusion for forest restoration
Stephanie Chizmar (ISTF-NC State University), leader

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Day Two Lunch Break

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Middle Keynote + Q&A

Keynote Speaker
Josefina Braña Varela

Vice President, Deputy Lead of the Forests Team

Losing sight of the forest for the trees: the need for an integrated approach that works for people, nature, and climate

2:30pm to 3:00pm

Innovation Prize Presentations + Q&A

Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
8:30am to 9:00am

Day Three Open/Check-in Time

9:00am to 10:30am

Panel: Financing Forest Protection and Restoration

Juan Carlos Ramos

EcoAgriculture Partners

Bryan McCann

Vice President, Markets

Hege Ragnhildstveit

Senior Adviser
Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)

Bradford Gentry

Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor in the Practice of Forest Resources Management and Policy, Yale School of the Environment

Co-Director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale and Director of the Research Program on Private Investment and the Environment at Yale

10:30am to 11:00am

Day Three Morning Break

11:00am to 12:15pm

Flash Talks


Go to the playlist and click on the  icon to show the playlist and choose a talk to play.

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Day Three Lunch Break

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Closing Keynote + Q&A

Musonda Mumba

Director, The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development
United Nations Development Programme

Why multilateralism matters in the Decade of Action and for the Restoration Agenda

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Announcement of Innovation Prize Winners and Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks
Liza Comita

Professor of Tropical Forest Ecology

ISTF 2022 Conference made possible by our sponsors

Cullman Institute

Leitner Family Fund

YSE Learning Communities

People, Equity, and the Environment

Ecosystem Management and Conservation