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Title: Biological Sciences for the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Change

Abstract

The symposium was held 10-12 May, 2007 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D. C. The 30 talks explored how some of today's key biological research developments (such as biocomplexity and complex systems analysis, bioinformatics and computational biology, the expansion of molecular and genomics research, and the emergence of other comprehensive or system wide analyses, such as proteomics) contribute to sustainability science. The symposium therefore emphasized the challenges facing agriculture, human health, sustainable energy, and the maintenance of ecosystems and their services, so as to provide a focus and a suite of examples of the enormous potential contributions arising from these new developments in the biological sciences. This symposium was the first to provide a venue for exploring how the ongoing advances in the biological sciences together with new approaches for improving knowledge integration and institutional science capacity address key global challenges to sustainability. The speakers presented new research findings, and identified new approaches and needs in biological research that can be expected to have substantial impacts on sustainability science.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Institute of Biological Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE: Office of Biological & Environmental Research (BER); DOE/Office of Science Technical Program Manager Contact. Dr. Daniel Drell, 301-903-4742, daniel.drell@science.doe.gov
OSTI Identifier:
1032494
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/64425
TRN: US201203%%192
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER64425
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; BIOLOGY; CAPACITY; ECOSYSTEMS; MAINTENANCE; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; Sustainable Development, Global Change, Ecosystem Services, Food Security, Agriculture, Human Health, Energy

Citation Formats

Joel Cracraft, and Richard O'Grady. Biological Sciences for the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Change. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/1032494.
Joel Cracraft, & Richard O'Grady. Biological Sciences for the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Change. United States. doi:10.2172/1032494.
Joel Cracraft, and Richard O'Grady. Sat . "Biological Sciences for the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Change". United States. doi:10.2172/1032494. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032494.
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title = {Biological Sciences for the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Change},
author = {Joel Cracraft and Richard O'Grady},
abstractNote = {The symposium was held 10-12 May, 2007 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D. C. The 30 talks explored how some of today's key biological research developments (such as biocomplexity and complex systems analysis, bioinformatics and computational biology, the expansion of molecular and genomics research, and the emergence of other comprehensive or system wide analyses, such as proteomics) contribute to sustainability science. The symposium therefore emphasized the challenges facing agriculture, human health, sustainable energy, and the maintenance of ecosystems and their services, so as to provide a focus and a suite of examples of the enormous potential contributions arising from these new developments in the biological sciences. This symposium was the first to provide a venue for exploring how the ongoing advances in the biological sciences together with new approaches for improving knowledge integration and institutional science capacity address key global challenges to sustainability. The speakers presented new research findings, and identified new approaches and needs in biological research that can be expected to have substantial impacts on sustainability science.},
doi = {10.2172/1032494},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sat May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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