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Unformatted text preview: luation metrics Environmental ethics M1.27 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 Conservation biology: responsibilities Clarify the ecological and economic values of biodiversity Develop technologies and methods to protect, restore, and manage biodiversity Provide scientific assessments of future trends in biodiversity and their ecological implications M1.28 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology The aims of conservation biology Provide scientific biological conservation principles Identify conservation problems Establish potential corrective procedures Bridge science and management by making scientists responsive to conservation problems and managers responsive to biological issues Ensure that scientific information about conservation issues is widely and accurately disseminated. M1.29 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 The aims of conservation biology (metaphorical view) To retain the actors in the evolutionary play and the ecological stage on which they perform M1.30 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology Some characteristics of conservation biology as a discipline a “crisis discipline” multidisciplinary uncertain value-laden M1.31 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 Some characteristics of conservation biology as a discipline It is a “crisis discipline”: many of the problems it addresses are urgent, and require immediate action if they are to be even partially resolved Dan, need pictures of california condor and/or black footed ferret M1.32 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology The 3 most urgent problems (from a conservation biological perspective) Extinction Loss of biodiversity Degradation/loss of ecosystem function All due to rapid human population growth and excessive energy use. M1.33 2014 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa Some characteristics of conservation biology as a discipline Real world solutions to real-world conservation problems depend on the integration of knowledge from a wide range of fields, both within and outside biology Ecology Physiology Population genetics Behaviour Chemistry Geology Economic...
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