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Group works on strategies for improving biodiversity

Research Achievements

Group works on strategies for improving biodiversity

GLOBES Faculty Advisors Jessica Hellmann and Jason McLachlan offered a new GLOBES course, "Conservation Strategies for Global Climate Change," during Fall Semester 2008 as part of a multidisciplinary working group of biologists, policymakers, and legal scholars (including GLOBES Faculty Advisor Alex Camacho). The group explores possible strategies for conserving biodiversity in the face of rapid global climate change. Research ideas and analyses that emerged from class discussions and student research projects made direct contributions to a paper that is in press at this time entitled "Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper presents a heuristic tool that incorporates both ecological and social criteria in a multi-dimensional decision-making framework for the evaluation of the intervention strategy they call managed relocation.