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GSBI @ Rio+20: The Future We Want

Tomorrow GSBI Leadership Dr. Diana Wall and Dr. Kelly Ramirez will be heading down to the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. They will be meeting up with Dr. Luca Montanarella to participate in the GSBI organized side event- ‘Towards a Truly Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative’. This side event was organized by Dr. Heitor Coutinho and Dr. George Brown of Embrapa. The goals of GSBI at Rio+20 is to promote GSBI scientific activities, including a Global Soil Biodiversity Assessment, and help establish the role of GSBI alongside the Convention on Biological Diversity and other global environmental agreements.

Part 1: Discovering Resilience Adaptation through Aldo Leopold: Lessons for Colorado’s Front Range Urban Corridor

After last week’s presentation by Mike Jones, Stockholm Resilience Centre, on what Aldo Leopold can teach us about resilience science, I started wondering how we could apply these lessons to our own region.

Climate and war

I’m working on a paper evaluating climate and temporal trends on feed supply for livestock production. One of my co-authors suggested including a thought on climate-induced instability and conflict as an important factor affecting rangeland feed utilization. So, I have finally taken a look at this recent literature and see there is a heated debate being conducted on the issue of Climate and war.

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Climbers & Bats GCRT

This research team creates a working group of rock climbing interest groups, CSU biologists and human dimension specialists, and CSU students to strategically collect information on bat roost locations and share bat conservation information with the climbing community. View details of their GCRT here and their blog entry here.

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