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Both scenario visioning and participatory system dynamics modeling emphasize the dynamic and uncontrollable nature of complex socio-ecological systems, and the significance of multiple feedback mechanisms. These two methodologies complement one another, but are rarely used together. We partnered with regional organizations in Minnesota to design a future(More)
Conservation management of threatened species requires identifying the landscape features that shape population structure. Within river ecosystems, the dendritic nature of river networks and physical barriers, such as waterfalls, can strongly shape population structure. We examined population structure of native brook trout in a river network in northern(More)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that stabilizing atmospheric CO2 concentrations will require reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 80% by 2050. Subnational efforts to cut emissions will inform policy development nationally and globally. We projected GHG mitigation strategies for Minnesota, which has(More)
A critical challenge facing the advocates of biotechnology is to fortify the biosafety of genetically engineered organisms. Readers of this journal have seen competing notions on how to achieve biosafety. For some, scientists carry the burden of designing better biosafety through 'backup safety precau-tions' 1 and 'molecular gene-containment strategies' 2.(More)
We conducted a 84-day nutritional feeding experiment with dried whole cells of DHA-rich marine microalga Schizochytrium sp. (Sc) to determine the optimum level of fish-oil substitution (partial or complete) for maximum growth of Nile tilapia. When we fully replaced fish oil with Schizochytrium (Sc100 diet), we found significantly higher weight gain and(More)
A fluorescent zebrafish was the first genetically engineered animal to be marketed, and biotechnologists are developing many transgenic fish and shellfish. Biosafety science is not sufficiently advanced to be able to draw scientifically reliable and broadly trusted conclusions about the environmental effects of these animals. The science is best developed(More)
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