Category: NatureNet Fellows

Protect Parrotfish, Protect the Reef?

A recent report argues that the path to saving Caribbean reefs starts with protecting parrotfish. That’s undeniably an important step, but that alone won’t save the reefs. A conversation with NatureNet Fellow Stephanie Wear on parrotfish and reef health.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Dan Auerbach

NatureNet Fellow Dan Auerbach is working to strengthen the ‘business case’ for water funds. His work could change the way that people perceive and value water.

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Meet the 2014 NatureNet Science Fellows

What’s the future of conservation science? Look no further than this year’s NatureNet Science Fellows cohort — with specialties from ocean pollution to nanotechnology to conflict over water.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Daniel Karp

Meet NatureNet Fellow Daniel Karp and learn about his plan for decision support tools that will help farmers evaluate the benefit of preserving natural habitat.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Stephanie Wear

Marine scientist Stephanie Wear is on a conservation mission: to save coral reefs and, at the same time, improve the lives of the people living in coastal areas.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Rob McDonald

Conservationists have typically viewed cities as the enemy of the environment — to embrace urban growth is akin to heresy. But that viewpoint is changing by necessity.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Wilfred Odadi

He’s completed “some of the most detailed and extensive foraging ecology ever done on cattle in Africa.” Meet NatureNet Fellow Wilfred Odadi, and learn what his research means for people, rangeland management and wildlife in northern Kenya.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Joanna Nelson

Water funds work. But could they work even better? That’s the focus of NatureNet Fellow Joanna Nelson, an ecologist with Stanford’s Natural Capital Project.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Anne Trainor

Meet Anne Trainor, a NatureNet fellow researching how conservationists can keep ecosystems intact in the face of expanding energy development and infrastructure. The first in our series profiling the Conservancy’s nine NatureNet Fellows.

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Forest Dilemmas

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the Anthropocene. Beginning Monday, July 21, join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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Creating a Climate-Smart Agriculture
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