Biodiversity Research and Implications for Protected Area Conservation

Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Wilson B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
The centrality of protected areas, including National Parks, in biodiversity conservation has not changed over the past three decades, but we now know from current research that biodiversity conservation– from wolves to wildflowers– represents a much more complex and dynamic picture than was once thought. The preservation of biodiversity requires broader actions that include restoring ecosystems and other conservation measures. This presentation includes scientific findings that can guide future