Thursday 21st March

Stream 1: Auditorium, Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre

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Session chair: Shannon O’Lear, University of Kansas, USA

0830-0854 Using "spatial subsidies” to address geopolitical imbalances in the ecosystem benefits and conservation costs of migratory species
Charles C Chester (Tufts and Brandeis Universities, USA), James Dubovsky, Michelle Haefelle, Aaron Lien, Brady Mattson, Rodrigo Medellin, Darius Semmens, Wayne Thogmartin and Laura Lopez-Hoffman

0854-0918 The geopolitical priorities of US biodiversity conservation: mapping the activities and funding of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's International Affairs Program
Francis Massé and Jared Margulies, University of Sheffield, UK

0918-0942 Geopolitics, meat and biodiversity
Patricia Manzano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

0942-1006 Geopolitics of the blue belt conservation network within UK overseas territories
Peter Howson, Roy Smith and Elizabeth Kirk, Nottingham Trent University, UK

1006-1030 Two views for one region, wildlife and the Mexico-US border wall

Rurik List, CBS Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico

Session chair: Dominic Johnson, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK

1100-1124 Geopolitical ecologies: an analytical framework for biological conservation
Benjamin Neimark and Patrick Bigger, Lancaster University, UK

1124-1148 Encountering the border: geopolitical ecologies of sturgeon conservation
Hannah Dickinson, University of Sheffield, UK

1148-1212 The political ecology of transboundary conservation in northern Rwanda
Shane Mc Guinness, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

1212-1236 Transnational diplomacies of knowing nature
Jasper Montana, University of Sheffield and University of Oxford, UK

1236-1300 Transgressing and dissecting the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, UK

Session chair: Samuel Cushman, Director of the Center for Landscape Science, U.S. Forest Service, USA

1430-1448 Estimating the impact of planned infrastructure projects on chimpanzees in West Africa
Stefanie Heinicke, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, and colleagues

1448-1506 How the geopolitics of transport corridors are shaping conservation futures in sub-Saharan Africa
Charis Enns and Brock Bersaglio University of Sheffield, UK

1506-1524 Evaluating impact of major developments in Myanmar on clouded leopard connectivity and population dynamics
Zaneta Kaszta, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK, Samuel Cushman and Saw Htun

1524-1542 Biodiversity hotspots in the Anthropocene: assessing multi-species – habitat relationships in Southeast Asia 
Luca Chiaverini, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1542-1600 cancellation

Session chair:  John Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, USA

1630-1648 Conservation publications and their provisions to protect research participants
Harriet Ibbett University of Oxford and Bangor University, and Stephanie Brittain, University of Oxford, UK

1648-1706 Free-roaming dogs and their impact on biodiversity worldwide
Cristián Bonacic, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and Tara Martin

1706-1724 Unintended consequences: how the animal rights movement inadvertently increased persecution of Namibian carnivores
Aletris Neils, Conservation CATalyst and Humboldt State University, USA

1724-1742 Ending consumptive use of terrestrial wildlife
Andrew Rowan, WellBeing International, USA

1742-1800 Moral tribalism in global conservation governance: implications for African megafauna
Michael 't Sas-Rolfes, University of Oxford, UK

Stream 2: Nash Suite

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Session chair: Mohammad Farhadinia, Oxford Martin Fellow, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

0830-0854 Across the Iron Curtain: transboundary research on Eurasian lynx ecology facilitates cooperation between countries
Marco Heurich, University of Freiburg, Germany, Elisa Belotti, Ludek Bufka and Bernhard Malkmus

0854-0918 Achieving conservation across boundaries: the Kenya-Tanzania borderland
Peadar Brehony, University of Cambridge, UK and Peter Tyrrell

0918-0942 The geopolitics of wilderness: challenges in protecting pristine nature and the prospects of convivial conservation in Europe
George Iordachescu, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

0942-1006 Big cats and border politics: the status of jaguar conservation in the United States
Christopher Bugbee and Aletris Neils, Conservation CATalyst and Humboldt State University, USA

1006-1030 Neighbours across the river: conservation challenges at the Peru-Brazil border
Lyndsie Bourgon, National Geographic Early Career Explorer

Session chair: Cosmin Corendea, Jindal Global University Law School, India

1100-1124 Big cats in borderlands: challenges and implications for trans-boundary conservation for Asian leopards
Mohammad Farhadinia, University of Oxford, UK, Susana Rostro-García, Limin Feng, Jan Kamler, Andrew Spalton, Elena Shevtsova, Igor Khorozyan, Mohammed AL-Duais, Jianping Ge and David Macdonald

1124-1148 Assessing the decline of Punjab urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis) and its conservation outcomes
Maria Neelum, Asma Jabeen and Arooj Fatima, Fatima Jinnah Womens University, Pakistan

1148-1212 Climate change impacts on terrestrial biodiversity: exploring projected changes in a human context
Mark Titley, Durham University, UK

1212-1236 Assessing policy implementation using the social-ecological systems framework, one size does not fit all
Peter Tyrrell, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1236-1300 Using fine spatial resolution satellite imagery to monitor elephants across national borders

Isla Duporge, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Session chair: Rosaleen Duffy, University of Sheffield, UK

1430-1452 Conservation in a zone of lawlessness and insurgency: the Mali Elephant Project
Susan Canney, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1452-1515 Cultures of nationalism: conservation, insurgency and ethnic violence in the Manas Tiger Reserve, India
Trishant Simlai, University of Cambridge, UK

1515-1537 Conservation’s geo-ethno-politics: saving Kachin Country or Northern Forest Complex in war-torn Burma?
Laur Kiik, University of Oxford, UK

1537-1600 Nature abhors a (legal) vacuum: the protection of wildlife in armed conflicts
Elke Hellinx, KU Leuven, Belgium

Session chair: Alexandra Zimmermann, IUCN and WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1630-1652 Snow leopard friendly pashmina – converging traditional livelihoods, culture and wildlife conservation
Abhishek Ghoshal, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru-Bengaluru, India

1652-1715 Tourism and wildlife consumption
Jessica Bell Rizzolo, Michigan State University, USA

1715-1737 Wildlife, conservation, sustainable development, and policy coherence
Francis Vorhies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

1737-1800 Natural capital market design
Alexander Teytelboym, University of Oxford, UK

Stream 3: Hinton Room Workshops

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Session chair: Craig Packer, University of Minnesota, USA

Craig Packer in conversation with Tim Hodgetts, Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, Alexander Teytelboym, Fred Launay, Marc Ventresca TBC and the audience

Session chairs: Raffael Hickisch and Cedric Tan,WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Raffael Hickisch and Cedric Tan in conversation with Aaron Appleton, Thomas Brooks, Christina Rodina, James Mc Taggart and the audience

Session chair: Nayanika Mathur, University of Oxford, UK

Nayanika Mathur in conversation with Shonil Bhagwat, Michael Marrett-Crosby, Rosaleen Duffy, Alexander Zimmermann and the audience

Session chair: Keith Somerville, University of Kent, UK

Keith Somerville in conversation with William Beinart, Amy Dickman, Ruth Feber, Andrew Loveridge and the audience

Workshop and panel discussion chair: Ewan Macdonald, Chester Zoo Conservation Fellow, Saïd Business School and WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1430-1435 Introduction and welcome
Ewan Macdonald, Saïd Business School and WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1435-1450 Innovation and disruption, what can conservation learn from business
Marc Ventresca, Strategic Management, Saïd Business School, UK

1450-1505 What is marketing and how can it be applied to promote social good?
Andrew Stephen, Director, Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative, Saïd Business School, UK

1505-1520 Conservation marketing
Ewan Macdonald, Saïd Business School and WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1520-1525 Perspectives from conservation practitioners
Terence Chambati, Cristián Bonacic, Akchousanh Rasphone

1535-1600 Panel discussion
Ewan Macdonald in conversation with Marc Ventresca, Andrew Stephen, Terence Chambati, Cristián Bonacic, Akchousanh Rasphone and the audience

1630-1645 What can research about online dark markets tell us about illegal wildlife trade?
Felipe Thomaz, Modelling Marketing Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

1645-1700 The business of biodiversity - insights from a conservation scientist
Prue Addison, ICCS, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

1700-1715 Perspectives from conservation practitioners
Nqobizitha Ndlovu, Rurik List, Cedric Tan

1715 -1750 Panel discussion
Ewan Macdonald in conversation with Feilipe Thomaz, Prue Addison, Nqobizitha Ndlovu, Rurik List, Cedric Tan and the audience

1750-1800 Concluding remarks
Andrew Stephen, Director, Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Thursday Lunchtime: Poster Session, the Foyer, Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre

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Transboundary criteria to set conservation priorities for carnivorans from the northern Pampas
Diego Queirolo, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, Tirelli, F.P., Pereira, J. and Eizirk, E.

Human dimensions of dog-wildlife conflict in Nepal, Himalaya
Debby Ng, National Geographic Early Career Explorer and University of Tasmania, Australia

Ranger perceptions of cooperation in transfrontier conservation areas
Joshua Powell, National Geographic Young Explorer and Peter Coals, WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Decline in the population trends of Asian houbara (Chlamydotis macqueenii) in the Cholistan desert, Pakistan
Manahal Fatima and Asma Jabeen, Fatima Jinnah Womens University, Pakistan

Horizon scanning for significant global emerging issues in illegal wildlife trade
Nafeesa Esmail, ICCS, Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Wild animal species being traded as pets in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan and assessment of their conservation status
Komal Dua and Asma Jabeen, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan

The Cecil Moment: celebrity environmentalism, Nature 2.0 and the cultural politics of lion trophy hunting
Sandra McCubbin, Queen’s University, Canada

Investing in change that matters
Nqobizitha Ndlovu, African Leadership University

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