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UA Science Cafe
February 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Borderlands Brewing Science Café
The Science Café series at Borderlands Brewing, in Downtown Tucson features Carson Scholars, graduate students who are selected by the UA Institute of the Environment. Their research focuses on environmentally related science and solutions.
Presenter: Niki vonHedemann
Title: Can money grow on trees? Exploring Guatemala’s forestry incentive programs
Payments for ecosystem services programs are a rapidly growing conservation tool intended to increase environmental protection through financial valuation of ecosystems. In Latin America, many of these programs also aim to help alleviate rural poverty, although little is known about their success. Learn about the impact that Guatemala’s forestry incentive programs have made on rural livelihoods and highland forest landscapes.