October 14, 2013: Biodiversity

Science Pub RVA #14

Bigger Thinking on Biodiversity

With some focus on Virginia, Jason bullock spoke about concepts that broaden our ideas about biodiversity and discussed their potentials for maintaining and increasing biodiversity.


Jason Bulluck started out romping around in the fields and woods of eastern North Carolina, where he grew up before studying biology at Appalachian State University.  These days, he works to assure that DCR-Natural Heritage’s maps and data are used to make wise land use and conservation decisions in Virginia.  And, he still grabs any opportunity for he and his wife (also a biologist) to get their two young boys outside to romp in and explore nature too.

Jason is the Natural Heritage Information Manager for the Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia Natural Heritage is nationally recognized for using biological expertise; rigorous data management and development; interactive mapping and modeling approaches; proactive data sharing and partner support; and strategic conservation planning to enable science-based conservation and land use decisions. Exemplary products include the Virginia Natural Heritage Data Explorer, LandScope Virginia and LandScope Chesapeake, the Coastal Virginia Ecological Value Assessment and the Natural Communities of Virginia.