Biodiversity Lecture 2: Why Should We Care? or “Size Matters”

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Why Should We Care? or “Size Matters”

In this second lecture video of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick introduces the theory and models that help us understand the current and future consequences of biodiversity loss. The lecture further emphasizes the fact that ecosystems provide services to humans – termed “Ecosystem Services”. These services are rapidly being depleted by global biodiversity loss. A lecture transcript and companion presentation are also available on FoSO.

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Biodiversity Lecture 3: How Do We Fix It? or “A Reversal of Fortune”

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How Do We Fix It? or “A Reversal of Fortune”

In this third lecture video of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick provides examples of ecological restoration at the scale of genes, species, and ecosystems and discusses the important role that experiments and large-scale studies play in understanding complex systems. A lecture transcript and companion presenttion are also available on FoSO.

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Biodiversity Lecture 3: How Do We Fix It? or “A Reversal of Fortune”

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In this third lecture of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick provides examples of ecological restoration at the scale of genes, species, and ecosystems and discusses the important role that experiments and large-scale studies play in understanding complex systems. A lecture video and companion presentation are also available on FoSO.

Biodiversity Lecture 2: Why Should We Care? or “Size Matters”

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In this second lecture of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick introduces the theory and models that help us understand the current and future consequences of biodiversity loss. The lecture further emphasizes the fact that ecosystems provide services to humans – termed “Ecosystem Services”. These services are rapidly being depleted by global biodiversity loss. A lecture video and companion presentation are also available on FoSO.

Biodiversity Lecture 3: How Do We Fix It? or “A Reversal of Fortune”

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 Reforesting in Brazil.

In this presentation, the third of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick provides examples of ecological restoration at the scale of genes, species, and ecosystems and discusses the important role that experiments and large-scale studies play in understanding complex systems. A lecture video and transcript are also available on FoSO.

Biodiversity Lecture 2: Why Should We Care? or “Size Matters”

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Decline of rural landscapes.

In this presentation, the second of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick introduces the theory and models that help us understand the current and future consequences of biodiversity loss. The lecture further emphasizes the fact that ecosystems provide services to humans – termed “Ecosystem Services”. These services are rapidly being depleted by global biodiversity loss. A lecture video and transcript are also available on FoSO.