Royal C. Gardner - Presentations
Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
A.B., Georgetown University
J.D., Boston College
Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Torts, Research and Writing (Environmental Law), Wetlands Seminar
SELECT INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
Challenges (and opportunities) for scientific advisory bodies in international wildlife regimes, 18th International Wildlife Law Conference, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands (Apr. 19, 2018).
The Ramsar Convention and the role of its Scientific and Technical Review Panel, 17th International Wildlife Law Conference, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India (Jan. 6, 2017).
Wetlands: The Intersection of Science and Law (and Politics), Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India (Jan. 4, 2017).
Forests and Wetlands, Celebrating the International Day of Forests and World Water Day, ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, NY (Mar. 21, 2016).
Implementing the Water and Sanitation Goal, UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation Closing Ceremony, ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, NY (Nov. 20, 2016).
Wetlands and their Benefits, Wetlands, Biodiversity and the Role of Earth Observations Webinar, Group on Earth Observations and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (June 18, 2015).
Report of the STRP Chair, Twelfth Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention, Punta del Este, Uruguay (June 3, 2015).
Riesgos naturales y derecho: la legislación ambiental de Estados Unidos ante el riesgo de inundaciones, Jornadas de derecho y riesgos naturales (Conference on Law and Natural Risks), University of Granada, Granada, Spain (Apr. 9, 2015).
The Role of the Ramsar Convention in Ensuring the Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands, 15th International Wildlife Law Conference, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (Mar. 27, 2015).
Habitat Banking in Law, Policy, and Practice, International Symposium on Biodiversity, Sustainable Development & the Law, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (Feb. 21, 2015).
Lessons learned from wetland policy and regulatory frameworks, Learning from Wetlands – The case for dry soils, UN Convention on Biological Diversity Webcast (Feb. 12, 2015).
U.S. Wetland Mitigation, Biodiversity Offsets in Canada: Getting it Right, Making a Difference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada (Feb. 13, 2014).
Biodiversity Offsets: United States experience and international perspectives, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea (Oct. 12, 2013).
U.S. Wetland Mitigation (Offset) Policies and Case Studies, 2013 International Workshops for Wetland Conservation, Taipei, Tainan, and Taoyuan, Taiwan (Aug. 12, 15 & 16, 2013).
Biodiversity Offsets: An International Perspective, 14th International Wildlife Law Conference,Buea, Cameroon (Dec. 7, 2012).
Legal Aspects of the Ramsar Convention, Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Huatulco, Mexico (Jan. 31, 2011).
Biodiversity Banking: Legal Considerations, Fórum Biodiversidade, Cascais Natura, Estoril, Portugal (Sept. 13, 2010).
National Training Course for Canadian Ramsar Site Managers, Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Creston, British Columbia (Oct. 5-8, 2009) (course instructor).
Beijing Wetland Legislation International Workshop, Beijing Forestry and Parks Bureau, Department of International Cooperation, Beijing, China (Sept. 21-22, 2009) (two days of presentations).
Assessing the Value of Ramsar Designation: Survey Results from North America, 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, Changwon, Republic of Korea (Nov. 1, 2008) (organizer and moderator of side event).
A Global Approach to Avoiding, Minimizing and Offsetting Wetland Loss, IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, Spain (Oct. 7, 2008).
Select Domestic Presentations:
What’s up with WOTUS (a never-ending saga)?, National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference, Louisville, KY (May 10, 2018).
STRP Update, University of Florida Water Institute (Mar. 2, 2018) (via video conference).
WOTUS Legal Update, Association of State Wetland Managers National Webcast (Feb. 9, 2018).
Lawyers, Swamps, and Money: U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL (Nov. 15, 2017).
The Legal Status of WOTUS, 2017 Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (June 8, 2017).
Is Mitigation Banking Consistent with the Objectives of the Ramsar Convention?, 2017 Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (June 7, 2017).
What’s up with WOTUS?, National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference, Sacramento, CA (May 11, 2017).
Sea Turtle Law and Policy, 20th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Meeting, Gainesville, FL (Feb. 25, 2017).
Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 16th International Wildlife Law Conference, Gulfport, FL (Apr. 13, 2016).
Legal Challenges to the Clean Water Rule, Association of State Wetland Managers Webinars (June 17, Aug. 24, and Nov. 19, 2015).
Waters of the United States: Proposed Rule Discussion, Electric Power Research Institute Webcast (Oct. 15, 2014).
The Legal Status of Environmental Credit Stacking, Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, Sacramento, CA (Mar. 4, 2014).
The Effects of the Koontz Decision on TNC’s Mitigation Engagement, The Nature Conservancy Webinar (July 17, 2013).
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: What Happened and Where Do We Go From Here?, Association of State Wetland Managers Webcast (July 17, 2013).
The Wetlands Ethicist: What would you do?, 2013 Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Duluth, MN (June 5, 2013).
Developing a Legal and Policy Framework for Avoiding, Mitigating, and Compensating for Wetland Loss and Degradation, 2013 Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Duluth, MN (June 4, 2013).
Mitigation Litigation: Challenges to Ecosystem Credit Markets, National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference, New Orleans, LA (May 9, 2013).
Wetland Mitigation and the US Supreme Court: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, Association of State Wetland Managers Webcast (Jan. 29, 2013).
Stacking, Unbundling, and Additionality in Environmental Credit Markets, EPRI Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets Workshop, Washington, DC (Nov. 9, 2012).
The Intersection of Wetland Law, Policy, and Science Through the Ramsar Convention, INTECOL, International Wetlands Conference, Orlando, FL (June 4, 2012).
Climate Change and Environmental Credit Markets, Sustany Foundation Conference on Climate Change, Tampa, FL (Apr. 13, 2012).
Lawyers, Swamps, and Money: U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics, 21st Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference, Naples, FL (Nov. 18, 2011) (keynote speaker).
The Ramsar Convention: Wetlands in a Global Context, Louisiana State University, School of the Coast and Environment, Baton Rouge, LA (Jan. 29, 2010).
Record Destruction, Point Shaving, and Other Ethical Dilemmas for the Professional Wetland Scientist, 2009 Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Madison WI (June 25, 2009).
Wetlands in a Global Context: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Ramsar Convention, and the ORWRP, Moonlight on the Marsh Distinguished Lecture, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Sept. 25, 2008).
Wetlands of International Importance: National Wildlife Refuges and the Ramsar Convention, Briefing for the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, Washington DC (May 30, 2008).