envs 100 lecture 5 - 10/5/10 Today Coyote Ridge, California...

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10/5/10 1 Today The Endangered Species Act Why is Coyote Ridge valued and under threat? The ENVS internship program Coyote Ridge, California Case Study I ENVS 100, fall 2010 My goals for you today and next • Why is Coyote Ridge important from a conservation perspective? • What is the problem? How do we gain knowledge about it? • How do environmental stressors interact in a biophysical sense? • How do legal and scientific tools interact? Coyote Ridge: getting situated Coyote Ridge Problem statement • How do we conserve places like Coyote Ridge? • What do we need to know? • What tools are available to mitigate damage locally? • What tools are available to mitigate the big threats? What is special about Coyote Ridge? Grasslands and savannas: 16% of global land surface Grasslands, savannas, and woodlands: 22% California: >1/6 of land surface (Schlesinger 1977)
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10/5/10 2 California’s grassland invaders Natives still dominate Coyote Ridge Coyote Ridge A geological refuge from invasion
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ENVS 100 taught by Professor Zavaleta,e during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.

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