Engaging researchers to further biodiversity conservation

Dr. Langhammer gives presentation in front of roomOn November 14, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO) hosted its Third Annual Biodiversity Research Engagement Symposium. The symposium offers ASU researchers an opportunity to learn about CBO work and explore potential collaborations. The event was attended by 35 scholars. CBO-funded researchers were showcased, including Penny Langhammer, who discussed her work in measuring ecosystem services delivered by Key Biodiversity Areas in Myanmar. Hongkai Gao talked about the Earth Genome supported Green Infrastructure Support Tool (GIST) and its capability to help companies manage water usage. Kelly Gravuer, The Nature Conservancy NatureNet Fellow, discussed her joint CBO project titled “Climate change mitigation on working lands: negotiating trade-offs and synergies with biodiversity and ecosystem services.” The remainder of the symposium was dedicated to breakout groups, who explored ways to encourage more biodiversity-focused research at ASU.