Navigation Links
Climate change forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation?
Date:10/1/2010

a time of rapid global change, Collins says that "ecologists and biodiversity managers will have to think hard about not only what management actions are possible, but also which ones are acceptable ethically."

Such discussion is as critical as the technical and scientific questions of relocation: the "can we do it and how we do it," the authors state.

Minteer points out that while moving species around is nothing new, the climate change rationale for doing so is. "Looking past creating parks and shielding species from bullets, bulldozers and oil spills in favor of the anticipatory relocation for conservation purposes strikes many as different, in terms of motive and perhaps the extent of the consequences."

Minteer and Collins's call to reassess conservation goals in the face of climate change is timely. While the practice has no guarantees of success, managed relocation of species is already being put into practice. The Florida torreya tree is an example, along with the proposed relocation of the Quino Checkerspot butterfly and the Iberian lynx.

Collins says that the real scientific concern with species relocation voiced by prominent skeptics is that crossing evolutionary boundaries via managed relocation will produce a number of negative ecological and genetic consequences for species and systems on the receiving end.

How to leap the ethical gulf separating decisions about which species should be moved and "saved" is also critical to the debate. Though some argue that human activity has already played an active role in shifting species and that some populations are "naturally" undergoing range shifts without assistance due to climate change in response to human pressures as well as natural ones.

However, as Minteer points out, "There is also the more philosophical objection to the fact that 'we' are doing this, rather than the populations themselves, and that this is therefore another example of human arr
'/>"/>

Contact: Margaret Coulombe
margaret.coulombe@asu.edu
480-727-8934
Arizona State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Society posts new online collection of resources on climate change
2. Climate accord loopholes could spell 4.2-degree rise in temperature and end of coral reefs by 2100
3. John P. Holdren addresses climate change, stressing need for international cooperation
4. Climate change hits southeast Australia fish species
5. How heating our homes could help reduce climate change
6. Trio of PNW universities to develop new tools for climate change planning
7. Ecologists find new clues on climate change in 150-year-old pressed plants
8. Optimizing climate change reduction
9. Gene discovery holds key to growing crops in cold climates
10. Termites foretell climate change in Africas savannas
11. Climate change implicated in decline of horseshoe crabs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer,s disease ... degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research ... U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five ... With these latest grants, BrightFocus has now provided ... 2014. , The research projects funded this year ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an ... A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of ... according to new research (1) published in ... Vitamin A is involved in reproductive health and growth ... and has antioxidant properties. Provitamin A carotenoids, like alpha- ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites ... medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the ... dexamethasone, which alleviates joint disease but can worsen ... issue of The American Journal of Pathology ... of anti-arthritic drugs, specifically DTrp8-ɣMSH (DTrp), that acts ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 2BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 3New research: Fresh avocado enhances absorption of essential nutrients for healthy living 2New class of anti-arthritis drugs effectively treats multiple inflammatory diseases 2
... Introduce and Promote Technologies to APEC Delegates, SAN ... Board: TTNUF), a leading Biometric and security solutions,provider announced ... 7th,APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Ministerial Meeting on,Telecommunication and Information ... 25. TELMIN 7 is being held in the aim ...
... A broad collaboration of research institutions in the U.S. and ... This draft, which spells out more than 90 percent of ... evolution of flowering plants. And because it involves a genetically ... detailed picture yet of the genetic changes that make the ...
... Brown University biologists shows that fruit flies live longer ... cells that create eggs and sperm. The work ... reproductive tissue directly control lifespan and metabolism in the ... of the National Academy of Sciences, also offers a ...
Cached Biology News:Titanium Group to Attend Regional ICT Meeting in Thailand 2Titanium Group to Attend Regional ICT Meeting in Thailand 3First draft of transgenic papaya genome yields many fruits 2First draft of transgenic papaya genome yields many fruits 3Eliminating germline lengthens fly lifespan, Brown study shows 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... education have continued their sponsorship of an annual competition ... interest in, and access to, innovative STEM study. The ... , TEAMS: Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... ON (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 AudioNotch ... experimental new therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients ... tinnitus frequency, and over a period of weeks to months, ... Sound Therapy in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White ...
(Date:1/14/2014)...  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations ... in the United States and ... , JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... after more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... iLab Solutions, the leader in core facility management software, ... Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work with current and ... the development of iLab products. Her main goal will be ... the scientific community by offering the most advanced, user-friendly, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... July 15 Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) ... quarter of 2008 on Monday, July 21, 2008 at ... and Chief Executive,Officer, will lead the call. On the ... second quarter of 2008., The call will be ...
... Help Organizations ... Achieve Benefits of H.R. 6331, GREAT RIVER, ... enterprise-wide software and services for health and,human services organizations, today ... organizations understand electronic,prescribing and the new Medicare bill passed by ...
... Discussion on Benefits of Group Purchasing Organizations Hosted,by ... The American Society of,Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) offers ... years, annual conference is no exception. Added,to the ... leading global supplier of,indoor comfort systems and comprehensive ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Second Quarter Results 2Netsmart Technologies Web Seminar Helps Behavioral Health Organizations Understand Electronic Prescribing and the Importance of New Medicare-Related E-Prescribing Legislation 2Netsmart Technologies Web Seminar Helps Behavioral Health Organizations Understand Electronic Prescribing and the Importance of New Medicare-Related E-Prescribing Legislation 3Healthcare Facility Managers Learn to Optimize Surgical Suites at 2008 ASHE Annual Conference 2Healthcare Facility Managers Learn to Optimize Surgical Suites at 2008 ASHE Annual Conference 3
... All MagCellect Ferrofluid products perform ... with R&D Systems MagCellect Magnet. ... this neodymium iron boron permanent ... x 75 mm test tubes ...
... 2'-O-Methyltransferase converts Cap 0 (or Cap 0-like) ... 1 structure has been shown to increase ... 50%. This improvement is seen in Cap ... Capping System as well as those Cap ...
Request Info...
Form: Ready to use Applications: Western Blot, ELISA...
Biology Products: