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Daniel Goodman Memorial Symposium

We are pleased to announce the Daniel Goodman Memorial Symposium to be held March 20-21, 2014 at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  The theme of the symposium is Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Risk Assessment and the Best Available Science. The purpose of the symposium is to honor and draw lessons from the work of the late Dr. Daniel Goodman, a professor at MSU for 31 years until his unexpected death in November 2012.

The symposium will be live-streamed on both March 20 and 21.  Watch the stream at:

The symposium will feature renowned scientists and thinkers from around that country discussing and synthesizing Dr. Goodman's contributions to the various fields in which he worked, including marine mammal and fisheries managment, ecosystem modeling, Endangered Species Act policy, and hazardous materials and environmental monitoring.  Speakers will also discuss Dr. Goodman's use of population viability analysis, Bayesian statistics, and risk assessment in the context of ecological and environmental decision-making, focusing especially on the lessons that can be drawn from Dr. Goodman's work to improve ecological decision-making and management.

The symposium is being planned as part of the Year of Engaged Leadership at Montana State University and is sponsored in part by the College of Letters and Science and the departments of Ecology and Mathematical Sciences.