Tag: Ecosystem Services

Climate Change to Impact Fishing and Tourism in the Northwest’s Rainforest

New research shows how the Pacific Northwest’s rainforests and the ecosystem services they provide might be affected by climate change.

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Peter Kareiva on “What’s Good for Nature is Good for Business”

The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist joins an Intelligence Squared debate on whether capitalism and healthy nature are compatible. Watch the video.

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Heather Tallis: The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Nature Conservancy lead scientist Heather Tallis will speak this week on women in science careers, mainstreaming nature’s value & inspiring environmental action. Watch live.

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New Science: Helping Businesses Understand What Water is Worth

Drought is bad for business. But how can we assess the value of reliable access to water? New research provides a model for businesses.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Joleah Lamb

Learn how NatureNet Science Fellow Joleah Lamb is tackling one of Earth’s biggest unsung problems: disease & coral reefs.

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Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World

How can conservation achieve biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world? Scott Morrison, director of conservation science for TNC-California, proposes a new framework in a just-published Conservation Biology article.

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2015 NatureNet Fellowships: Call for Conservation Scientists

Are you a post-doc candidate interested in pushing conservation forward with new ideas and new disciplines? NatureNet Fellowship applications are due October 1.

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Mosquitoes, Heat & Floods: The Challenges of Monitoring Water Funds

Big data? Not when it comes to conservation measures. How do scientists ensure practices like Water Funds actually deliver what they promise when information so is difficult to come by?

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Floating Forests

You could contribute to citizen science that protects an entire ocean ecosystem without traveling or learning to dive. Try Floating Forests online.

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Peter Kareiva on Why the Ozone-Reforestation Study is Important

The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist says new research from the TNC-The Dow Chemical Company collaboration shows nature can be a cost-competitive alternative — and bring bonus benefits.

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Reforestation for Ozone Removal: An Attractive Option

Restoring forests, nature’s air cleaners, to remove smog-causing ozone and its precursors could cost less than high-tech approaches in some cases.

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Restoration Pays Off in Reduced Flooding for Coastal Community

Natural systems can reduce flooding and provide economic benefits. How can communities evaluate the economic benefits of restoration projects at a scale that is meaningful for their decisions?

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Accelerating the Pace of Conservation Science

A paper co-authored by the Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist reflects how much conservation science has changed in the six-decade history of the Conservancy — a lot.

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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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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Should conservation work in places where biodiversity isn’t high but the benefits to people would be? Haiti, El Salvador, Bangladesh and other countries make a strong case, argues Beth Tellman.

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