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Coastal, tropical ecosystems are critical to the health of the planet and well-being of all people. They provide billions of dollars in services to local economies, but are on the verge of collapse. Our Institute of Environment is using new techniques to study problems and develop solutions to catastrophic changes that threaten one-third of the world's population.

Tropics

Identifying Threats

From extreme cold spells affecting bee pollination to threatened flowers, our researchers are beginning to understand the environmental changes that tropical plants endure.

Fighting Extinction

Through partnerships, we conduct field- and captive-based conservation of endangered wildlife from the pygmy marmoset to the East African bongo antelope, sharks and Amazon parrots.