Measuring & Monitoring Biodiversity


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.

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John Quinn
Saturday 3

Organic farmers rely on biologically diverse ecosystems to maintain resilient farms without synthetic chemicals. Measuring biodiversity levels and linking those to economic profits from ecosystem services can be a complicated task. Learn how to use the Healthy Farm Index, a quick, straightforward tool to calculate and monitor on-farm biodiversity. 

John Quinn is an assistant professor of biology at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. His current research focus is on how agricultural landscapes and other managed ecosystems in Upstate South Carolina can be managed to conserve biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services.