Aaron Bruner

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On the eve of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, it is timely to assess progress over the 10 years since its predecessor in Rio de Janeiro. Loss and degradation of remaining natural habitats has continued largely unabated. However, evidence has been accumulating that such systems generate marked economic benefits, which the available data suggest(More)
Lisa Naughton-Treves, Nora Alvarez-Berríos, Katrina Brandon, Aaron Bruner, Margaret Buck Holland, Carlos Ponce, Malki Saenz, Luis Suarez, & Adrian Treves Geography Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 373 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street, Madison, WI 5370 USA (email: naughton@geography.wisc.edu) 2 Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Puerto(More)
The climate benefit and economic cost of an international mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will depend on the design of reference levels for crediting emission reductions. We compare the impacts of six proposed reference level designs on emission reduction levels and on cost per emission reduction using a stylized(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of diazepam and midazolam when used for conscious sedation in emergency department patients. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial. SETTING Three university EDs. TYPE OF PARTICIPANTS Patients requiring one of the following procedures: abscess drainage, joint reduction, extensive(More)
c h a n ges have now acc u m u l a ted enough information to provide strong predictions of what can be expected if we do not intervene. Recent analyses suggest that in the next five years, for example, Mesoamerica (Mexico to Panama) is likely to lose 10% of its remaining natural vegetation, with the resulting extinction of at least 22 species of vertebrates(More)