Readings (Week 2)-Hoekstra: Confronting a biome crisis-Loss of species is great concern-Need to look beyond “hotspots,” and looking at entire at-risk ecosystems-Biodiversity and ecosystem services are at greatest risk due to disparities in extent of habitat loss and protection (humans converting natural habitats)-Habitat loss most extensive in tropical dry forests, temperate broadleaf/mixed forests, temperate grasslands and savannas, and Mediterranean forests, woodlands and scrub.-Tundra and boreal forest biomes intact-Greatest-risk biomes: temperate grasslands and savannas & Mediterranean forest, woodlands and scrub-Crisis ecoregions on every continent-By improving degree and distribution of habitat protection both within and among biomes and ecoregions, we will capture greatest breadth of ecological diversity of both species and ecosystems Ellison/Daily: Making Conservation Profitable-Con Ex: Conservation Exchange-“Shares” in services of nature could be bought/sold “Carbon credits” would reap revenues depending on forests’ capacity to suck
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ENVIR 120 taught by Professor Bert during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.