BS, Biology, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Christina Carrero conducts threat assessments of tree species around the world for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Threat assessments are focussed in oak diversity hotspots, primarily Mexico/Central America and Asia, as well as on the trees of the US. Through literature reviews and information gathered from expert sources, species are assessed to categorize their threat of extinction, then are assigned conservation recommendations appropriate for their needs. Coordination with conservation organizations based in Central America and Southeast Asia allows these recommendations to be put into place.
These projects are in collaboration with the Global Trees Assessment initiative, led by Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and IUCN. The goal of this initiative is to assess all of the world’s tree species for threat status by the year 2020.
Christina also assists in evaluating applications for ArbNet’s Arboretum Accreditation Program. ArbNet’s accreditation program, a collaboration between the Morton Arboretum, BGCI, the Global Trees Campaign, and the American Public Gardens Association, is the only international accreditation standard for arboreta.