Conservation science training: The need for an extra dimension

Fisher, B, Balmford, A, Green, RE and Trevelyan, R (2009) Conservation science training: The need for an extra dimension. Oryx, 43 (3). pp. 361-363. ISSN 1365-3008

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Abstract

Because of the complex interactions between socio-economic systems and remaining natural systems, conservation biology will need to be better integrated within a wider discipline of conservation science that is inherently integrated with the social sciences. Key to this progress will be the graduate training given to conservation scientists. We surveyed graduate students at the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science at Cambridge University in March 2007 to look at how current conservation science students view this need for integration. Our survey indicates that students want social science training alongside that in biology or ecology and that their current training in social science is inadequate for their future work in conservation.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 08:56
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 23:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24388
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605309990263

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