Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center

Mission Statement

 

The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center strives to promote and support research and education in biology and biodiversity conservation throughout the world, and to increase public awareness and interest in issues relating to global natural resource conservation and sustainable development.

Specific objectives are:

  1. to promote graduate and undergraduate research and education in conservation biology, ecology, systematics, and sustainable development;

  2. to promote multidisciplinary approaches to solving ecological problems;

  3. to nurture partnerships with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo;

  4. to establish active links with colleagues and institutions in countries throughout the world which will enhance scientific exchange and promote research and education;

  5. to promote an awareness within the St. Louis community of the importance of biodiversity conservation and the pursuit of environmentally sustainable practices.

Our goal is to ensure that the Harris Center be recognized by our colleagues for quality research and education, especially those pertaining to ecology and biodiversity conservation. Moreover, we intend to develop programs which will allow the Center to bring together experts from a variety of disciplines to deal with complex problems in conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

Meeting Objectives of the Mission

Objective 1

To promote graduate and undergraduate research and education in conservation biology, ecology, systematics, and sustainable development.

This objective will be achieved by:

Objective 2

To promote multidisciplinary approaches to solving ecological problems in tropical and temperate countries.

This objective will be achieved by:

Objective 3

To nurture partnerships with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo.

This objective will be achieved by: Objective 4

To establish active links with colleagues and institutions in countries throughout the world which will enhance scientific exchange and promote research and education.

This objective will be achieved by: Objective 5

To promote an awareness within the St. Louis community of the importance of biodiversity conservation and the pursuit of environmentally sustainable practices.

This community outreach objective will be achieved by: Return to top of page