Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2012

Journal or Book Title

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Issue

June

First Page

1

Last Page

7

Abstract

As a scientist who studies the causes and consequences of changing landscapes, I consider human impacts on the biosphere on a daily basis. I work with data that document biodiversity declines due to loss of habitat, extensive top soil loss associated with common agricultural practices, and environmental and economic impacts of exotic pests and diseases introduced through global trade. I understand how many small, seemingly inconsequential decisions, scale up to have large, sometimes global effects. And, I know all too well that the science will never be perfect, but the direction we must head is clear. I do sleep well at night, though, because I also know that positive change begins with me. Change also begins with my dad, for that matter, because together we are taking steps to improve the environment for future generations by restoring oaks where we live and work.

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This article is from Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine June, 2012: 1-7. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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