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The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Collaborating across diverse disciplines and practices to identify and create solutions that conserve and help manage biodiversity for the long term.

Collaborating to identify and pursue questions that lead to use-inspired research and action.

Establishing relationships with partners to create biodiversity outcomes.

Providing a platform of training and research experiences for students and scholars.

Bringing together individuals and groups to address biodiversity issues.


Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions

Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions

Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest issues we face as a planet. To identify potential solutions, members of the Conservation Innovation Lab, including PhD student Erin Murphy and CBO founding director Leah Gerber, recently published “A decision framework for estimating the cost of marine plastic pollution interventions”, in Conservation Biology. The paper, published...

Beth Polidoro tapped for comment on IUCN Red List update for National Geographic

Beth Polidoro tapped for comment on IUCN Red List update for National Geographic

Newly released research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of the status of commercial tunas was compiled by a team of ASU researchers, led by associate center director of CBO Beth Polidoro, in collaboration with assistant research professor David Shiffman, post-doc Krista Kempinnen, and the IUCN SSC Tuna and Billfish Specialist Group,...

Can Market Interventions Make Coral Reef Fisheries More Sustainable?

Can Market Interventions Make Coral Reef Fisheries More Sustainable?

The health of coral reefs has taken a massive hit due to overfishing, pollution and climate change, which has had a grave impact on reef ecosystems and the people who depend on these reefs for food and job security.