Benefits-Sharing Case Study- Yellowstone National Park and the Diversa Corporation

Kerry ten Kate, Laura Touche, Amanda Collis, Convention on Biological Diversity

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This case study gives an in depth overview of the Yellowstone National Park and Diversa Corporation "Cooperative Research and Development Agreements" (CRADA), as a submission to the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Items discussed include parties involved, process and policy framework of the agreements, a summary of the specific inputs and benefits to each party involved, and the Yellowstone Thermophiles Conservation Project.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:TerrestrialKeywords: bioprospecting, thermophiles, resource management, resource preservation