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Dean Peter Crane
When you really come right down to it, the solution to rational management of the global environment often boils down to one simple principle—taking the long view in a fast-moving society where more often the short view prevails. Whether it is harvesting a forest that took centuries to mature, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that will remain there for millennia or draining a wetland that has survived since the last glaciation, the challenge of sustainability is to get the needs of the present into an appropriate balance with the needs of the future. That simple idea is at the core of what we do, and the opportunities that we provide, at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Having an eye to the future is also implicit in the investments we make in the young people who come to F&ES to learn; every one of our graduates is a long-term contribution to the sustainable management of the global environment.
In my former role at Kew I had the honor of helping develop the Millennium Seed Bank, a large-scale multipartner effort to conserve for the long-term the genetic diversity produced by millions of years of plant evolution. Since the facility was opened in 2000, a global effort involving more that 120 partners in more than 50 countries has resulted in the ex situ conservation of more than a billion individual seeds from more than 25,000 different…
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