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The Future of Biodiversity in a Changing World
Walter Jetz, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

The world is facing a period of rapid environmental change. Dramatic warming is forecasted while direct human modifications to the landscape, especially in the tropics, are bound to continue. Which species are most at risk from these impending changes and why does it matter? Will the current global reserve network provide sufficient safe harbors in the future? Where are the future battlegrounds for conservation, and are we prepared for them? Finally, why are reliable forecasts about the future fate of species so difficult? Learn about scientists' answers to these questions and more.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008