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.

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Transdisciplinary approaches are needed to accomplish new ways of thinking to solve some of society‚Äôs 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

Sibusiso Biyela moderating the discussion how evolutionary biology can contribute to achieving the UN’s goals

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