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Research in Conservation Biology

Conservation and management of biological diversity at genetic, species, population, and ecosystem levels, using approaches that incorporate technologies such as remote sensing, molecular genetics, and modeling, have been a strong focus of WEC faculty for many years. Focal points of this research include assessment of critical linkages across biological and landscape scales, habitat fragmentation, fire effects, invasive species, sustainable use of ecosystems, and the interrelations of cultures, economics, and political processes, all with a goal of increasing our understanding and identifying innovative practical solutions for dealing with the biodiversity crisis.

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