Biodiversity and Development: Social and Economic Dimensions of Conservation and Management

Aug 11th, 1991 - Aug 24th, 1991

This session explored interdisciplinary aspects of conservation and management of biodiversity resources. Selected topics, such as economic valuation of rare species or minimum size of protected areas, served as focal points for evaluation of collaboration between the natural and social sciences in the search for viable solutions to extinction. Case studies were utilized where conflict and resource scarcity were impacting particular species such as the mountain gorilla.

Keywords: biodiversity; human impacts; solutions, development, environment

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Public Lecture

Biodiversity and Development

Presented By Norman Myers
Date August 15, 1991

Workshop Outcomes


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Day 1August 12, 1991

11:00 am Overview Lecture


Milton McClaren

Simon Fraser University
Associate Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Christopher S. Potter

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Nat Res Council Assoc
starEvent Co-Chair


World Wildlife Fund
Program Officer
University of California, Berkeley
Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Environmental Consultant
Development Alternatives
Vanderbilt University
Professor of Physics (Emeritus)
University of Vermont
University of Michigan
Associate Professor
National Ecology Research Center
North Carolina State University
Duke University
Executive Director
Toronto Board of Education
School Superintendent
Stanford University
University of Maine
Prof./Botany/Quaternary Studies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
World Resources Institute
The Nature Conservancy
Vice President & Regional Director
Scientific Consultancy Ltd.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
University of Florida
Director, Center for Wetlands
Texas A&M University
New York Botanical Garden
University of Florida
Yale University
Corporacion Ambiente y Dessarrollo
Earth Lore Associates
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria
Coordinador Programa Nacional Forestal
Agency of International Development
Wildlife Conservation Society
Centre Ecologique du Lac St Jean
Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM)
Applications Scientist
Wildlife Conservation Society
Assistant Director for Conservation

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