Photo of the day at #sri2022 was Marc Johnson welcoming Dr. Murunwa Makwarela, City of Tshwane Speaker of Council, at the session how evolutionary biology can contribute to achieving the UN’s goals.
Transdisciplinary approaches are needed to accomplish new ways of thinking to solve some of society’s greatest social and environmental challenges. In this session we created for the first time a dialogue of voices from multiple disciplines about how the approaches, theory and data from evolutionary biology (evolutionary thinking) can and are contributing to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The nine speakers had each six minutes to explain their cases, followed by a discussion moderated by the South African Science Journalist Sibusiso Biyela.
Rees Kassen University of Ottawa
Marc Johnson University of Toronto
Michelle Van der Bank African Centre for DNA Barcoding, University of Johannesburg
Mauricio Bellon Corrales Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Arizona State University
Armanda Bastos University of Pretoria
Felix Forest Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Rosa Scherson Vicencio University of Chile
Michael Bruford Cardiff University
Ben-Erik Van Wyk University of Johannesburg, South Africa