New tool developed to guide conservation decision-making

Oct. 23, 2018

Ohio State scientist, Robyn Wilson is part of a team that has developed a new tool to help guide wildlife conservation decision-making.  The tool, Recovery Explorer addresses a critical challenge faced by conservation agencies - how to conserve and protect as many species as possible from extinction with limited funding and finite resources. It was developed in collaboration with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) scientists in a two-year project supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

Read more about the Recovery Explorer tool and rationale behind it in an article authored by the collaborating researchers in Science.

Wilson is a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.  Her work on risk and decision-making is published in the scientific journals Risk Analysis, Conservation Biology, Water Resources Research, Agriculture and Human Values, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Environmental Research Letters.  She is a member of the National Academies Board on Environmental Change and Society and is a participant on multiple National Socio-Ecological Synthesis Center research groups.