One size does not fit all! Surrogate species and the protection of endangered species and ecosystem services

Start: 02/19/2014 - 4:15pm
End  : 02/19/2014 - 5:15pm


John E. Banks, University of Washington


The use of surrogate species to predict the effects of toxicants on endangered/threatened or economically important species is a common tool in conservation science. While this approach has been criticized as being overly simplistic, a quantitative analysis linking life history traits and population predictions has been sorely missing. In this talk, I will describe the derivation of a closed- form expression aimed at determining conditions under which the effects of toxicants on surrogate species population outcomes will reliably predict responses of species of concern.

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, Shanahan B460 (basement level), Harvey Mudd College, 320 E. Foothill Blvd.

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