Colorado State University panel discusses the scientist’s responsibility to bridge the policy gap

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability’s (SoGES) first Managing the Planet panel discussion of the semester looks at the widening gap between environmental science and environmental policy: The science is there but policies often are not changed to keep pace. Why? And what can scientists do to bridge this gap?

Four experts from Colorado State University will discuss “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy: The Scientist’s Responsibility in a Changing World,” Sept. 24, 5-6:30 p.m., at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Peter Backlund, associate director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Barry Noon, professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the Warner College of Natural Resources; Emily Fischer, assistant professor,

Department of Atmospheric Sciences; and Sandra Davis, associate professor, Department of Political Science. Moderated by Gene Kelly, the School’s associate director of Research and Development Programs and professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.

The Managing the Planet series is sponsored by SoGES. The next panel in the series will be a cosponoreed by  SoGES and the CSU Water Center on Oct. 15.

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