PROGRAMMES
THE LAUNCH: CANOPY SCIENCE & FOREST CONSERVATION IN PENANG

Date : 5 October 2016
Time : 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Venue : Dewan Persidangan Universiti, Chancellory USM

SPEAKERS

A. Reza Cockrell
The Habitat Penang Hill

Meg Lowman
California Academy of Sciences

Anthony R. Ambrose
University of California, Berkeley

Jen Sanger
The Tree Projects

Tim Kovar
Tree Climbing Planet

Kevin McLean
Yale School of Forestry And Environmental Studies

Ian Green
Greenheart Group

Siti Azizah Mohd Nor
Universiti Sains Malaysia


EVENT PROGRAM

9:00 AM
Welcoming Address by Prof. Dr. Amirul Al-Ashraf Balakrishnan Abdullah,
Dean, School of Biological Sciences, USM

9.10 AM
Mr. A. Reza Cockrell
Director, Flagstaff Holdings Sdn. Bhd, The Habitat Penang Hill
"An Introduction - The Habitat Penang Hill"

9:30AM
Keynote Speaker - Prof. Dr. Meg Lowman
California Academy of Sciences
"Life in the Tree Tops - Exploration and Updates in Canopy Science, from Ethiopia to Penang"

10:20AM
Break Time

10:30AM
Mr. Anthony R. Ambrose
University of California, Berkeley
"Structure, Function, and Biodiversity in California's Redwood Forest Canopies"

11:10AM
Ms. Jen Sanger
The Tree Projects
"The South East Asian Tree Project"

11:30AM
Mr. Kevin McLean
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
"Looking Up: Digital Storytelling Expedition into the Rainforest Canopy"

11:50AM
Break Time

12:00PM
Mr Tim Kovar
Tree Climbing Planet "Ethical Tree Climbing Practices"

12:20PM
Mr. Ian Green
Greenheart Group
"Creating Sustainable Eco-Tourism Economies"

12:40PM
Prof. Dr. Siti Azizah Mohd Nor
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
"Reaching High: Towards Attaining UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status for Penang Hill"