Author Archives: josephrbennett
There was a lot of coverage of our de-extinction article (over 70 media outlets around the world). Two of the most thoughtful pieces were in the New York Times (link here) and Ottawa Citizen (link here).
De-extinction is an exciting prospect, and we’re getting closer and closer to realizing it. We may soon be able to look a mammoth in the eye. But given that we’re losing hundreds or thousands of species a year, is de-extinction a good use of resources? Our analysis using datasets of extinct and living threatened species […]
Conservation decisions are often made based on limited evidence. In Canada, the vast and diverse territory and complex legal framework regarding resource management, mean that decision-making can be particularly challenging. Systematic approaches, including systematic reviews, can help to reduce knowledge gaps and improve decision-making. Our paper (link here) suggests some ways in which such approaches can […]