Seminar on developing conservation science platforms in response to policy – March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014, Research Hall Showcase (Room 101), 11:00am
Adam Dixon, Landscape Analyst, World Wildlife Fund

“The chicken came before the egg; or developing conservation science platforms in response to policy”

The European Union Renewable Energy Directive identifies land use as a major driver of biodiversity loss and climate change.  World Wildlife Fund has created a set of tools that help operationalize the policy with the support of conservation science and geography.  We’ll review a proposal to identify high biodiversity grasslands across the globe, as well as a web-based deforestation monitoring stakeholder network in central Sumatra, Indonesia.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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