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Registration & course materials for int'l wildlife course

Posted by David Downes at 1:06 AM in Administration

Registration is open for the June 18-22 summer course on international law of biodiversity and wildlife. Course information and readings are available on my.wcl.

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Biodiversity enables ecosystems to be more productive

Posted by David Downes at 11:59 PM in What is Biodiversity

Research in Patagonia suggests that a reduction in the number of species reduces an ecosystem's productivity, i.e. its capacity to sequester carbon.  

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Biodiversity in the human ecosystem

Posted by David Downes at 10:00 PM in What is Biodiversity

Bacteria that live on and in the human body have 10 times the number of genes found in the human genome,  and distinctive types of bacteria are specialized to live in particular areas such as the inside of the elbow or the inner forearm.  "Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done," N.Y. Times, May 23, 2008.

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Blog Plans

Posted by David Downes at 10:55 PM in Administration

I plan to use this blog to post occasionally on topics relevant to the course scheduled for the 2008 AU WCL Environmental Law Summer Session entitled "International Law of Biodiversity."

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