Jacquelyn Gill, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology and holds a joint appointment with the Climate Change Institute and the School of Biology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. As a paleoecologist and biogeographer, she is interested in using the natural experiments of the past to inform conservation in the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.
As concerns about our environment become more pressing, scientists are increasingly turning to the past for clues about the biodiversity of the present. A deep-time perspective can offer a lot to conservation by allowing us to leverage the natural experiments of past climate change, extinction, species introductions, and other global changes to better understand threats to biodiversity today.
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