Preservation, Technology, and Development - Symposium

The UCM Cultural and Natural Resources Group (UCM CNRG) presents:

Preservation, Technology, and Development - Symposium

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Natural and Cultural Resources

When: Thursday, November 5th, 2015 — 3:30 PM-6:30PM

Where: Tenaya Alpine Room, The Summits, UC Merced

Schedule:

3:30 - 3:45 PM - Welcome and reception

3:45 - 4:00 PM - Introduction to the UCM Cultural and Natural Resources Group (UCM CNRG) - Nicola Lercari

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Invited Speakers talks (5 speakers)

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Panel Discussion with Invited Speakers and Q&A

About the Symposium:

Preservation and development are often viewed as polarized concepts and conflicting forces when working with cultural and natural resources.  This symposium brings together academics, professionals, and public workers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to discuss how their work impacts local and global communities.  Focusing on how advances in technology can be used to create a bridge between preservation efforts and the drive to develop, the speakers will conclude the symposium with an open panel discussion to provide students and members of the public the opportunity to participate in this ongoing conversation.

Invited Speakers:

Cultural Resources Preservation in California—Cal State Parks Transformation Team Preliminary Results

John Fraser, California State Parks

Introduction to UCM CITRIS

   Stefano Foresti, UC Merced, School of Engineering            

CITRIS research on Natural Resources Preservation using Remote Sensing

Jefferson Laird, UC Merced, School of Engineering

Natural Resources Preservation and Development at UC Merced

Christopher Swarth, UC Merced, Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve

Cultural and Natural Resources Preservation and Development

Carlos Jaramillo, UC Merced, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts