Autumn with the Oaks of California

Text by Erin Fitz This past fall I worked as a research associate for the Sork Lab of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  The research of the lab centers around the evolutionary histories of oak species and their adaptive potential in the face of climate change. As research associate, I assisted with a variety of projects … Continue reading Autumn with the Oaks of California

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Moving Beyond Numbers : Politics of Terestrial Protected Areas

Text by Ricardo Pelai According to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), there are 232,174 protected areas in the globe as of 2017, covering 14.8% of the Earth’s land surface. Protected areas are widely regarded as important for biodiversity and forest conservation worldwide, and have undergone a pronounced expansion over the last decades. A … Continue reading Moving Beyond Numbers : Politics of Terestrial Protected Areas