Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Conservation Biology that acknowledges that we can never go back

Posted 14 May 2012 / 0

Breakthrough Journal “Conservation in the Anthropocene” This vision of a conserved future — one in which we integrate human and ecological needs — seems a lot more appealing to me that the previous vision of cordoned-off nature. As a resident of Brooklyn, I do not need more nature preserves upstate to escape to, I need Read More

A Minor Post, Conservation Biology, Extinction

Can cod come back?

Posted 14 May 2012 / 0

NatureĀ “Transient dynamics of an altered large marine ecosystem“

A Minor Post, Articles, Biodiversity Loss, Conservation Biology, Extinction, Sustainable Harvesting

HOME, a documentary about the impacted Biosphere

Posted 18 Sep 2011 / 0

I just watched the video Home, a production of Yann Arthus-Bertrand and his Good Planet Foundation. Composed solely of high-quality panoramic images intensified by a soaring new-age soundtrack, the film provides viewers with a fairly comprehensive overview of the earth’s ecosystems and the challenges to the future health of these ecosystems posed by human industry. Read More

Anthropogenic Change, Biodiversity Loss, Biomes, Bogs & Wetlands, Carrying Capacity, Climate Change, Ecology, Ecology Education, Economics, Ecosystem Services, Environmental Justice, Ethics, Extinction, Film, Television, & Video, Food, Freshwater Ecosystems, Hunger, Mangrove Forests, Marine Ecosystems, Pollution, Population Pressure, Public Policy, Resource Consumption, Sustainability, System Stability, Taiga (Boreal Forest), Temperate Forest, Terrestrial, Tropical Forest, Tundra, Vegetarianism, Water Supply

Official video of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010

Posted 17 Nov 2010 / 0

One of my current Ecology students brought this video, produced by the United Nations, to my attention today: I think what is most fascinating about this video is the premise upon which it is built. Using the video screen to represent some sort of biodiversity catalog console, it envisions a time when future generations have Read More

Anthropogenic Change, Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Ecology Education, Ecosystem Services, Environmental Justice, Extinction, Film, Television, & Video, Invasive Species, Pollution, Public Policy, Sustainability, Urban Ecology