Conserving America's National Parks
Conserving America's National Parks — 2017
This digital exhibit located in the Leisure Reading Zone on the 2nd floor of the Lied Library showcases Scott Abella's 2015 publication, Conserving America's National Parks. Each screen in this gallery explores different themes, images, and illustrations from Dr. Abella’s book as well as images of the National Parks from his private collection. Scott R. Abella is Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Abella’s work focuses on applied ecological research informing conservation and management. With key areas of expertise in forest ecology, fire ecology, restoration ecology, and plant ecology, Dr. Abella has authored or co-authored over 108 publications. As Director of the Abella Applied Ecology Lab at UNLV, Dr. Abella conducts restoration ecology and applied conservation science research informing conservation and management with resource managers and other scientists. His book, Conserving America’s National Parks, shares the status of conservation challenges and successes in America’s 408 national parks from 1916-2016. Written for readers with diverse backgrounds, Conserving America’s National Parks is filled with rich illustrations and is unprecedented in its scope of conservation stories in our National Parks across the Unites States. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, this book surveys the important forces of change in our parks at this monumental centenary.