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envs 100 lecture 4

envs 100 lecture 4 - CASE STUDY I Part 1 The Endangered...

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CASE STUDY I Part 1 The Endangered Species Act (ESA) within the changing landscape of American conservation ENVS 100 Thursday, September 30
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Conservation in a changing world Climate change, and the new challenges it poses to ecologists & land managers working to protect habitats & species Changes in the global N (nitrogen) cycle, and their implications for forest, grassland, and desert ecosystems The global, human-driven re-mixing of biota (i.e. the problem of non-native species & biological invasions) – how do we manage ecosystems in the face of such profound & often irreversible disruption?
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The changing world of conservation Changing economic interests & changing uses of nature Changes in societal perceptions & values from “ reclamation ” to conservation Changing access to natural resources, and changing philosophies governing natural resources Changing scientific knowledge
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