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Noam Ross
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Graduate Student
What organisation do you work for?
UC Davis
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Forests, Poverty and biodiversity, Trade and biodiversity
What languages do you speak?
English, Hebrew
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I'm a graduate student at UC Davis studying catastrophic shifts in ecosystems, how to forecast them, and how to manage related economic risks. I'm also a former corporate strategy consultant, and I work on and write about ways that ecosystem services and biodiversity affect businesses.

Noam Ross's Blog

Climate Change and Credit Risk in the Chemicals Sector

WRI continues the march of environmentally-driven credit analyses with a new report on the…


Posted on February 22, 2011 at 17:45

Delving into the Green Economy Report

UNEP published the Green Economy Report (GER) today.  I've been looking forward to reading this as it comes from the team that produced the impressive Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Study (TEEB).

TEEB aimed to be the "Stern report" for biodiversity, but it…


Posted on February 21, 2011 at 21:15

Of Billabongs, Weevils, and Alternative Stable States

I've heard the song "Waltzing Matilda" many times but I only learned today the meaning of the word billabong - a long lake formed by a river jumping its bed. (In America we call them oxbow lakes.)


The billabongs of Australia's Kakadu National Park are the site of a revealing ecological phenomenon …


Posted on February 3, 2011 at 7:00

Tipping Points and the Precautionary Principle

Many ecological systems have tipping points - thresholds where small changes in impacts can have very large effects on on ecosystem functioning, often in a bad way.  Lakes, for example, might show little impact from nutrient pollution until…


Posted on January 27, 2011 at 7:30

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