NCEAS Project 12197

Developing a return on investment approach for conservation planning in Argentina

  • Jai Ranganathan
  • Stephanie E. Hampton

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow4th September 2007—7th January 2010Participant List  

Abstract
Temperate grassland is among the most globally endangered of ecosystem types, as it is highly threatened by the expansion of agriculture, the intensification of grazing pressure, and other human activities. I will be focusing on grassland conservation strategies for Argentina, where much of the best remaining temperate grassland can be found. Using a return on investment approach, I will explore how the inclusion of economic information can improve the quality of environmental planning for Argentinean grassland and for conservation in general.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Karp, Daniel S.; Rominger, Andrew J.; Ranganathan, Jai; Ehrlich, Paul R.; Daily, Gretchen. 2012. Intensive agriculture erodes beta-diversity at large scales. Ecology Letters. Vol: 15(9). Pages 963-970. (Online version)
Journal Article Ranganathan, Jai; Daniels, R.J. Ranjit; Chandran, M.D. Subash; Ehrlich, Paul R.; Daily, Gretchen. 2008. Sustaining biodiversity in ancient tropical countryside. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 105(46). Pages 17852-17854. (Abstract)