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Dominick DellaSala, author of Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World, did a presentation on his book at Doe Bay Resort on May 8, 2011. We caught up with him after his presentation and discussed the work being done to combat global climate chaos by temperate and boreal forests.

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Hear the entire interview here.


Dominick DellaSalla

SPLAB Presents on KBCS for the week of May 31 featuring wildlife biologist Dominick DellaSalla. Hear the whole interview, recorded May 9, 2011, here.


Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers including the forthcoming book – Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World (Island Press, 2011). Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations (Earth Summit II). He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, Jim Lehrer NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” and TV (including several conservation films). He has testified in numerous congressional hearings in defense of the Endangered Species Act, roadless area conservation, national monument designations, and climate change legislation among others. For his efforts to help foster national roadless areas conservation and support designation of new national monuments, he received conservation leadership awards from the World Wildlife Fund in 2000 and 2004, the Wilburforce Foundation in 2006, and was twice nominated for an international conservation award for his work as a whistleblower while on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service spotted owl recovery team. Dr. DellaSala co-founded the Geos Institute in July 2006.

Temperate rainforests are biogeographically unique. Compared to their tropical counterparts, temperate rainforests are rarer and are found disproportionately along coastlines. Because most temperate rainforests are marked by the intersection of marine, terrestrial, and freshwater systems, these rich ecotones are among the most productive regions on Earth. DellaSala and his contributors tell a compelling story of the importance of temperate and boreal rainforests that includes some surprises (e.g., South Africa, Iran, Turkey, Japan, Russia). This volume provides a comprehensive reference from which to build a collective vision of their future.



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