Workshop and Seminar Summaries

Dr. Travis Belote, a research ecologist for The Wilderness Society presented his talk “Wild, connected, and diverse” at the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation on Tuesday, February 27. He presented an assessment of U.S. protected areas, which was conducted in order to facilitate the protection of the wildest unprotected lands.

Click here to read a summary of his seminar and to learn more about how we can create a connected network of protected areas that better represent biodiversity.

Travis Belote has served as a research ecologist in the Northern Rockies Office of The Wilderness Society in Bozeman, MT since 2009. His research focuses on understanding ecosystems to inform conservation and adaptive management under increasing pressures of global change (including land use, climate change, and invasive species). He completed an M.S. at the University of Tennessee, Ph.D. at Virginia Tech, and postdoctoral research with the USGS in Flagstaff, AZ.



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