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Weighing the benefits of incidental habitat protection

2017 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world 6–11 August 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL     Regulations on land use that have been put in place to protect water quality, human lives, and property, may also protect…

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Connecting people to solve collective environmental problems: network governance guides conservation megaprojects

 Special Issue: Network governance and large landscape conservation, in the April edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Organizational models known as “network governance” can help big conservation alliances govern themselves, researchers argue in a special April issue of the Ecological Society of America’s…

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For now, forget biofuels in reserves

Ethanol as the next generation of alternative fuels has stirred significant controversy. While some tout its lower-than-gasoline greenhouse-gas emissions and its usefulness in creating carbon sinks in its agricultural fields, many other ecologists call ethanol production the most inefficient of alternative fuel options. Even the most optimistic scenarios still show that using current technologies, it can take years – in…

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