Hogberg highlights Conference for Conservation Biology on Madison radio program

July 13, 2016

Ahead of the North American Conference for Conservation Biology, which will meet in Madison next week from July 17-20, Nelson Institute Professional Programs Coordinator Jamie Hogberg previewed the event on A Public Affair, a daily talk program hosted by the Madison community radio station WORT.

Jamie Hogberg
Jamie Hogberg

Hogberg is the organizing committee chair for this year’s NACCB event. She and Caitlin Williamson, president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, introduced A Public Affair listeners to the event — which includes a scientific program and field trips such as bird watching, kayaking and visiting the Baraboo Hills — and to the field of conservation biology. This year's conference will highlight the importance of integrating successful communication strategies into conservation biology. 

At the Nelson Institute, Hogberg helps to coordinate the professional master’s program in Environmental Conservation, which is designed to train conservation leaders in practical interdisciplinary skills. She discusses this work, specifically, in minutes 31:30-34:30 and 55:15-57:15 of the radio program. 

Hogberg is an alumna of the Nelson Institute, having earned an undergraduate certificate in environmental studies in 2010 and a master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development in 2014.