Doing Science in Wilderness:

Best Practices & Code of Conduct

 

Program Coordinator – Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service, gary_machlis@nps.gov

WILD10 Program Goal – Advance the goal of field science conducted in wilderness being sustainable, lowest-impact, and consistent with wilderness values. Outcomes include the possible formation of working groups to develop both a “best practices guide” and an international, voluntary code of conduct for the practice of science in wilderness.

 

Session Time Key

A is      9:30 AM to 11:10 AM
B is     11:30 AM to 1:10 PM
C is      3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
D is      5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

DSW-I:  Doing Science in Wilderness:  Best Practices and Code of Conduct Workshop

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session D – Aula 2.3

 

DSW-I:  DOING SCIENCE IN WILDERNESS:  BEST PRACTICES AND CODE OF CONDUCT WORKSHOP

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session D – Aula 2.3

Objectives – The practice of science in wilderness varies from remotely sensed data collection to large-scale expeditions with potentially significant footprints and impacts upon wilderness ecosystems, resources, and values. This workshop focuses on how science is practiced in wilderness, and the code of conduct that could or should guide such practice. The purpose of the workshop is to advance the goal of field science conducted in wilderness being sustainable, lowest-impact, and consistent with wilderness values. The workshop is to be interactive, with significant time for participants to discuss and share their views. Outcomes include the possible formation of working groups to develop both a “best practices guide” and an international, voluntary code of conduct for the practice of science in wilderness.

Moderator – Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service (USA)

Introduction and Overview
Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service (USA)

Best Practices in Doing Wilderness Science
Dr. Steve Carver, Leeds University (United Kingdom)
Dr. John Francis, National Geographic Society (USA)

Creating a Code of Conduct for Wilderness Science
Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service (USA)

Participant’s Discussion and Opportunities for Action
Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service (USA)

Conclusion and Next Steps
Dr. Gary Machlis, US National Park Service (USA)