Case Study: Taking Up the Challenge
ArcNews July, 2008
- botanical garden, Missouri, St Louis, biodiversity, research
Dr. Peter Raven is a botanist, environmentalist, and president of the oldest public garden in the United States, the Missouri Botanical Garden. In his ESRI 2008 User Conference keynote presentation, he described the extent to which the overall biosphere is losing species diversity as the human population burgeons. These losses are accelerating at a time when people are relying more on biology to furnish the new foods, medicines, and biotechnical innovations needed for civilization to survive and advance.