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雅各布生物学家和非营利性领先的批判生态恢复力工作

阅读他在董事会上担任本组织的如何为世界各地的风险社区提供生态援助,因此他们可以避免或减轻,适应不利的环境变化。

We now live in what many recognize as the Anthropocene Epoch, a term coined to denote the interval of geologic time, commencing around 1950, in which humans began significantly impacting the Earth’s natural processes. Global population growth and resource exploitation have altered the environment in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. At Jacobs, we’re acutely aware of the profound changes humans have caused and their potential repercussions. It makes sense then, that our vision is to provide solutions for a more connected, sustainable world and that our professional staff is continually devising and implementing innovative and effective strategies to achieve this.

这是许多组织共享的愿景,包括非营利组织没有边界的生态学家(EcoWB),它是由三个fisheries biologists who shared a vision of harnessing the expertise, creativity and altruistic impulses of their colleagues to alleviate environmental problems around the world. Realizing they couldn’t tackle the world’s problems alone, the founders formed EcoWB to facilitate the transfer of ecological knowledge and expertise to communities in need of assistance. Their mission is to provide ecological assistance to at-risk communities around the world so they can avoid or mitigate, and adapt to, detrimental environmental change – and they’re concerned with the long-term health of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the human activities and natural processes that affect them.

EcowB的使命和方法共振了雅各布渔业生物学家大卫·福纳德,促使他参与其中。在他的职业生涯中,大卫已经认识到人们面临的文化,社会,经济和生态维度,必须纳入,综合,同时解决,以发展真正可持续的环境解决方案,增强其福祉。opebet专业版

Dr. Fornander, a technologist professional in our Boise, Idaho, office has more than 20 years of experience analyzing the structure and function of natural ecosystems, and the physical, biological and human components and processes that comprise them. His research focuses on land use strategies in and around marine, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial systems, and the associative effects they may have on specific species and the whole system. Much of David’s recent work focuses on environmental management and the interplay of ecological and political forces that shape the development and implementation of conservation and restoration strategies at various scales.

David was invited to join the EcoWB Board of Directors in 2016. As one of over 200 professionals who possess ecological training and experience, and who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise to help EcoWB fulfill its mission, David has been able to effectively leverage his professional expertise and satisfy his altruistic endeavors. Through EcoWB, David has supported marine protected area management and development, invasive species eradication programs, restoration and protection of mangrove and coral reef systems and promoted sustainable fisheries. Other examples of past and ongoing EcoWB projects include sustainable aquaculture in northern Cambodia; an aquaculture and aquaponics project in Fiji; a fisheries/mangrove ecosystem research and conservation project on the Pacific coast of Mexico; a water hyacinth removal project in Kenya; and a fisheries improvement Project in Baja California, Mexico. These projects and others are described on theEcoWB website.

When asked why he remains engaged with EcoWB and continues to do the work he does, David says, “I think in the light of our rapidly changing environment it is clear we must no longer perceive ourselves as apart from nature, but rather a part of the system, and subject to the same natural laws as all the other species within it. It’s our responsibility as global citizens to do all we can to sustain the ecological processes and diversity we all depend upon for life on this little blue planet.” But he adds that his three boys would tell him that The Lorax by Dr. Seuss said it much better: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

About EcoWB

Today, more than ever, people are connected globally, not only through communication and trade, but increasingly by the human-induced, large-scale atmospheric and oceanic processes that affect our lives and the places we live. Like David, many of us want to help solve the growing environmental problems of our world. Unfortunately, with the myriad of commitments that dominate our personal and professional lives, we often find it difficult to know how we might donate our precious free time for the greater good, or how to navigate the practicalities and logistics of working overseas.

Ecowb消除了这种麻烦,并为志愿者提供了一种直接的路径,用于利用他们的专业知识或技能来帮助世界各地的风险社区和生态系统。Ecowb还与其他组织合作,提供所需的援助,促进生态知识和资源的交流,并通过教育和技术援助使人们能够更好地应对环境挑战。EcoWB’s network of volunteers consists of a multi-national cadre of professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, including biologists, foresters, ecologists, resource managers, botanists, water resource engineers, hydrologists, wildlife specialists, social scientists, agriculturalists, GIS professionals, policy/government specialists, fundraisers and marketing experts. Does one of these categories describe you?

EcoWB is always seeking new project opportunities and partnerships. Whether you want to propose a project, volunteer your time, make a donation or consider a teaming arrangement, EcoWB would gladly accept your involvement and interest.

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