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Adoption Of ‘Novel Ecosystems’ By Policymakers Criticized By Professor
2014-08-20 03:19:16

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Embracing "novel" ecosystems is dangerous, according to a new study by an international team. Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions and environmental change. They are seemingly ubiquitous, and thus many policymakers and ecologists argue for them to be accepted as the "new normal"—an idea the researchers say is a bad one. In the study, published in the September edition of the...

2013-09-29 23:04:42

Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund continues support of youth engagement and restoration on one of the busiest national forests, the San Bernardinos. (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Southern California Mountains Foundation has been awarded a $24,200 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognizes Southern California Mountains Foundation’s efforts in restoring high impact areas on the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) engaging youth, ages 11-17,...

2012-07-11 23:00:19

Applied Ecological Services is poised to revolutionize the way ecosystems are measured and assessed. In partnership with Ayres Associates, of Madison, AES has purchased a high resolution multispectral aerial camera capable of acquiring color and near-infrared imagery that allows for unprecedented detail. Brodhead, WI (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Applied Ecological Services is poised to revolutionize the way ecosystems are measured and assessed. In partnership with Ayres Associates, of Madison, AES...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

The American Society of Landscape Architecture has named landscape architect and restoration ecologist Keith Bowers to its prestigious Council of Fellows. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named landscape architect and restoration ecologist Keith Bowers to its prestigious Council of Fellows. One of the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, the Fellowship recognizes Mr. Bowersâ contributions to his profession and...

2011-08-31 20:04:56

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration The delegates of the Society for Ecological Restoration´s 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2011) congratulate the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for their practical and forward looking Strategic Plan 2011-2020, including Targets 14 and 15 in which the Parties have agreed that by 2020, ecosystems of particular importance to water security, human health, and sustainable livelihoods...

2011-08-25 12:16:55

The role of national governments in ecological or environmental conservation remains contentious the world over. While scientists and campaigners alike often demand that governments regulate and encourage restoration projects; financial priorities and conflicts with land owners or corporations makes such interventions politically difficult. However, as Restoration Ecology reports, Brazil is one of a handful of developing nations, alongside South Africa, Namibia, India, Costa Rica and...

2011-06-28 11:47:00

University of Oregon's Ecosystem Workforce Program developed the tools to predict and monitor the economic effects of restoration work EUGENE, Ore., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new set of resources from the University of Oregon are intended to help forest and watershed restoration leaders predict and monitor the local economic impacts of ecological restoration in the state. The Ecosystem Workforce Program at the UO developed the "Economic Impacts of Restoration Calculator...

2011-05-02 06:00:00

WALKERTON, Ind., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JFNew, a leader in full-service ecological consulting and restoration services, announced today that it has co-branded to Cardno JFNew. The co-brand reflects the December 2010 merger with Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD), a global provider of physical and social infrastructure services. Cardno, with its corporate office based in Queensland, Australia, has more than 150 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 employees. (Logo:...

2011-01-15 00:00:42

Landscape ecologist Kevin Grieser has joined the Great Lakes Bioregion office of Biohabitats, the nation's leading ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Landscape Ecologist Kevin Grieser has joined the Great Lakes Bioregion office of Biohabitats, Inc., the nation's leading ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm. Applying expertise in landscape design and ecology, Mr. Grieser...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'