Energy Sprawl Solutions

Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Editors: Kiesecker, Joseph M., Naugle, David E. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a practical, science‑driven approach to balancing energy development and biodiversity protectionProvides succinct case studies of project sites around the world, each featuring a different energy sector
  • Illustrated with clear maps and graphics, providing geographic context for sited projects presented
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The editors provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy—development by design—brings together companies, communities, and governments to craft blueprints for sustainable land development. This commonsense approach identifies and preemptively sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating development in areas with lower biodiversity value. This approach makes sense for energy industries and governments, which can confidently build sustainability into their energy futures.

About the authors

Joseph M. Kiesecker is a Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team. In this capacity his main responsibilities include developing new tools, methods, and techniques that improve conservation. He pioneered the Conservancy’s Development by Design strategy, to improve impact mitigation through the incorporation of predictive modeling to provide solutions that benefits conservation goals and development. He also conducts his own research in areas ranging from disease ecology, to the effectiveness of new conservation tools such as conservation easements.

His training was in ecology, conservation biology and animal behavior, with a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1997. He has held faculty appointments at Yale University, Penn State University and currently holds a faculty appointment at the University of Wyoming. He has been a Donnelly Fellow, and has received funding for his research from National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the IUCN and numerous private foundations. Kiesecker has published over 100 articles, on topics ranging from climate change to the effectiveness of conservation strategies; examples of his work have been published in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Conservation Biology, Ecology and American Scientist.

His past work has focused primarily on the conservation and ecology of freshwater systems. In particular, he has been interested in the global amphibian decline phenomenon. This line of research has involved investigating how perturbations resulting from climate change and land use changes can stress organisms, making them more susceptible to disease. He began his job with the Conservancy in 2004 with the challenge of putting years of classroom teaching and academic research into conservation practice in the real world. Kiesecker has been married for thirteen years to his wife Cheri, together they have a 9 year son (Jackson) and 7 year old son (Griffin).
David Naugle is Professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Sprawl Solutions
Book Subtitle
Balancing Global Development and Conservation
Editors
  • Joseph M. Kiesecker
  • David E. Naugle
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
The Nature Conservancy
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-723-0
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-723-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 171
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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