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Wednesday September 3, 2014
As Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Program, Tim is responsible for the assessment of nominations to the World Heritage List from countries throughout the world as well as periodic review and evaluation of management of World Heritage Sites. He works with a network of universities and scientific institutions to ensure these reviews are undertaken with academic rigor and has authored numerous publications that provide guidance and scholarship. Tim has first-hand knowledge of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and an understanding of its challenges and potential. Currently, Tim is advancing initiatives to better recognize the inter-connection of natural and cultural values and the bio-social character of the world’s most significant landscapes and seascapes. One of these multi-disciplinary initiatives is defining new, integrated methods and practices to more fully acknowledge human rights and indigenous people and their knowledge in managing World Heritage Sites.

Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor.
Friday September 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.
Wednesday September 10, 2014
Dr. Gratzer is an internationally recognized expert on mountain
forest ecosystems. His highly regarded research on forest responses to global change and anthropogenic stress spans many continents, providing a unique global perspective. His talk will describe the critical ecosystem services provided by mountain forests and risks facing them. Dr. Gratzer will explore the complex interactions between climate change, shifting plant distributions, altered disturbance regimes and mountain cultures, land use, and conservation.

Reception immediately following in Billings Apse.

Hosted by Professor William Keeton, Forestry Program,
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

For more information, email Professor William Keeton at

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