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Book of the Week: Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems (Ecology, Evolution and Management)

by Jon E. Keeley, William J. Bond, Ross A. Bradstock, Juli G. Pausas & Philip W. Rundel

Shelfmark: CR/MD/016

An in-depth text discussing the role, use and management of fire in ecosytems from the Mediterranean, California, Chile, the Cape Region of South Africa and Southern Australia. 270 more words

Book Of The Week

Chapter 4.6 – Four Returns, Three Zones, 20 Years: A Systemic Approach to Scale up Landscape Restoration by Businesses and Investors to Create a Restoration Industry

By Willem H. Ferwerda, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Gland, Switzerland; Commonland Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands… 494 more words

"Gene Drives" And CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. 1,845 more words

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

200 years of forest science in Tharandt

What are the main threats to soil functioning? What are the causes of soil degradation and salinization? What are the impacts of land use change and climate variability on watershed hydrology? 162 more words

Environmental Management

Excursion to Saxon Switzerland National Park

Out of the classroom, CIPSEM participants visited the National Park “Saxon Switzerland”, a good example for successful environmental education.

The tour was not only enriched by the landscape, but also enriching the mindscape: at the National Park Centre we learned about the efforts being made to educate people and communities about the environment and its associated problems, raise awareness and motivate them to solve these problems. 27 more words

Environmental Management

EM-39 halftime … but no break

The mid-semester mark passed on Tuesday 12th, April 2016, at CIPSEM as EM-39 activities continue in full swing. The course started 3 months ago and most uncertainties from the beginning disappeared. 195 more words

Environmental Management

Valuation Studies and Economic Instruments for Conservation

Within the module “Science-Policy-Interface” on April 5th a lecture and group work took place about “Ecosystem service valuation and payments for ecosystem services: How can they help nature conservation?” by Dr. 108 more words

Environmental Management