Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainable Pastoral Development in Mongolia

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 9 – 10:30 A.M.
Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room

Mongolian pastoral systems have evolved and been maintained over scores of centuries. However, under recent socio-economic and climate changes, these ecosystems are threatened to be dramatically changed. Various studies have implemented numerous aspects of ecosystem research approaches to study the vulnerability of these social-ecological systems, and have provided insights into sustainable ecosystem pathways forward. Panel members will provide different perspectives of emergent ecosystem approaches to respond to the impacts of various drivers of change, and to suggest some ecosystem approaches to solutions to challenges these communities face.

Organizer and Moderator: Dr. Dennis Ojima, Professor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) Senior Research Scientist


  • Dr. Chuluun Togtohyn, Professor, National University of Mongolia; NREL Visiting Senior Scientist
  • James F. Wagenlander, Honorary Consul General of Mongolia
  • Dr. Chris Pague, Senior Conservation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy (Arlington VA)
  • Dr. Robin Reid, Professor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Director, Center for Collaborative Conservation, CSU

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