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UT Research: Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

Little Nutton Hook, the conservation project by Scenic Hudson that was featured in the paper. Photo by Robert Rodriquez Jr.

Little Nutton Hook, the conservation project by Scenic Hudson that was featured in the paper. Photo by Robert Rodriquez Jr.

Nature is on the move. As the impacts of climate change reveal themselves, species and ecosystems are moving in response. This poses a fundamental challenge to conservation organizations—how do you conserve something that won’t stay still?

A new paper authored by Paul Armsworth, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect.

The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming.

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