Biological diversity refers to the abundance and variety of living things, and environments rich in species diversity are generally considered to be more productive, stable, and resilient. Research at RFF examines current threats to biodiversity, including habitat degradation and contamination threats resulting from human activities.
Journal Article — May 3, 2019
Systematically Incorporating Environmental Objectives into Shale Gas Pipeline Development
A Binary Integer, Multi-Objective Spatial Optimization Model
Working Paper — Apr 18, 2019
What is a Fish Out of Water? The Economics Behind the Joint Management of Water Resources and Aquatic Species in the United States
This paper reviews the economics literature on management problems involving linked water resources and aquatic species.
Journal Article — Mar 6, 2019
Optimal Investment to Enable Evolutionary Rescue
Even with eventual rescue, evolutionary time lags can cause the population size to temporarily fall below a threshold susceptible to extinction.
Workshops & Seminars — Sep 25, 2018
Exploring the Future of the Endangered Species Act
This event explored what the future of the Endangered Species Act means for our environment and economy.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 4, 2013
Species Conservation under the Endangered Species Act: Science, Partnerships, and Effectiveness
Panelists will draw on examples of success and new strategies to suggest paths for increasing the effectiveness of ESA implementation going forward.
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 1, 2012
Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Press Release — May 28, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Biodiversity, Food Security, and Sustainability
Sue Lieberman discusses habitat loss, species extinction, and other threats to biodiversity in this episode of Resources Radio.
Media Highlight — Jan 6, 2016
Science-Driven Strategies for More Effective Endangered Species Recovery
Media Highlight — Nov 9, 2014