Stetson’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture tackles climate change impacts on coastal ecosystems

Stetson University College of Law’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture by Dr. Max Finlayson on Nov. 9 presented “Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems— Evidence from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Mangroves.” Dr. Finlayson directs the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Foreman Biodiversity lecturer Dr. Max Finlayson. Photo by Eileen McGarry. “The major takeaway is that climate change is occurring… » Read more

Global climate change: where does science meet policy?

Stetson University Associate Professor of Chemistry Song Gao, Ph.D., discussed the impacts of global climate change with the College of Law community and members of the public on Feb. 27. Dr. Song Gao presented the Biodiversity Lecture at Stetson. Photo by Alan Brock. Dr. Song Gao presented on “Atmospheric Aerosols, Super Greenhouse Gases, Global Climate Change: Where Science Meets Policy” as part of Stetson’s Foreman… » Read more

Protecting the world’s wetlands: Stetson Law professor reappointed chair of international panel

Stetson University College of Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal C. Gardner has been reappointed chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018. Professor Gardner is an internationally recognized expert on wetland law and policy. Professor Royal C. Gardner. As one of 18 experts appointed from around the world, Gardner will lead… » Read more

Student dives into Blue Ocean

The Blue Ocean Film Festival brought presenters including Fabien Cousteau from around the world to St. Petersburg. Photo by Allison Dhand. When second-year Stetson University College of Law student Alexandria Nicodemi arrived at the inaugural Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg, she was not sure what to expect. She and other members of the Environmental Law Society had an opportunity to… » Read more

National Wildlife Federation VP lectures at Stetson Law about climate change, flood insurance and wildlife protection

National Wildlife Federation leader John Kostyack ’86 discussed “Conservation in an Era of Intensifying Storms and Floods” at noon on Sept. 26 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. John Kostyack spoke at Stetson Law on Sept. 26. Photo by Kayla Minton (2L). John Kostyack is vice president of Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation and a Stetson Law alumnus. He addressed a… » Read more

International sea turtle expert Verónica Cáceres Chamorro discussed global collaboration, conservation at Stetson Law

Verónica Cáceres Chamorro, secretary pro tempore for the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, talked to Stetson University College of Law students on Feb. 20 about the need for global collaboration and conservation. (L-R): Verónica Cáceres Chamorro and Professor Royal Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy. Photo by Charlyne Topiol. Cáceres Chamorro discussed threats to sea turtles… » Read more