Sustaining Biological Diversity and Ecological Functions in the Face of Large-scale Change: Future Challenges in Natural Resource Management. Pat Leahy – Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey Matt Hogan – Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Future
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Sustaining Biological Diversity and Ecological Functions in the Face of Large-scale Change: Future Challenges in Natural Resource Management.Pat Leahy – Acting Director, U.S. Geological SurveyMatt Hogan – Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
ChallengesU.S. Geological Survey U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Two Bureaus, One Mission
L to R, former USGS Director Chip Groat
and former USFWS Director Steve Williams
Rachel Carson J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling
Consequences of invasive species are environmental and economic.
First Transgenic Animal
on U.S. Market
The New York Times Nov 22, 2003
“Gene-Altering Revolution Nears the Pet Store: Glow-in-the-Dark Fish”
Nature Nov 27 2003
GloFish casts light on murky policing of transgenic animals
Marketed without regulatory environmental review. FDA is lead authority.
Global climate change of increasing interest in fish and wildlife conservation.
Water for Ecological Needs
Given these identified future challenges to ecosystem function and sustainability, USGS and FWS must lay both a science and a management foundation for future generations of decision-makers and resource managers.