Many ecosystems across the globe are in a challenged or declining condition. This ecological degradation has adverse consequences to human health and community stability. While steps have been made in trying to understand the nature of these changes in order to mitigate adverse impacts, there are few concerted and focused efforts that couple basic scientific research with environmental forensic methods. Information generated from this synergistic approach, coupled with collaboration between governments, community groups, institutions and private businesses can lead to better management policies and practices for restoration and conservation efforts, thereby improving the condition of ecosystems and public health.
Our efforts in environmental investigations, environmental biotechnologies and scientific research have, in part, been funded by the following:
> The Summit Foundation
> World Wildlife Fund
> The Nature Conservancy
> U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
> The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation