Training future generations to deliver evidence-based conservation and ecosystem management

Downey, Harriet, Amano, Tatsuya, Cadotte, Marc, Cook, Carly N., Cooke, Steven J., Haddaway, Neal R., Jones, Julia P. G., Littlewood, Nick, Walsh, Jessica C., Abrahams, Mark I., Adum, Gilbert, Akasaka, Munemitsu, Alves, Jose A., Antwis, Rachael E., Arellano, Eduardo C., Axmacher, Jan, Barclay, Holly, Batty, Lesley, Benítez-López, Ana, Bennett, Joseph R., Berg, Maureen J., Bertolino, Sandro, Biggs, Duan, Bolam, Friederike C., Bray, Tim, Brook, Barry W., Bull, Joseph W., Burivalova, Zuzana, Cabeza, Mar, Chauvenet, Alienor L. M., Christie, Alec P., Cole, Lorna, Cotton, Alison J., Cotton, Sam, Cousins, Sara A. O., Craven, Dylan, Cresswell, Will, Cusack, Jeremy J., Dalrymple, Sarah E., Davies, Zoe G., Diaz, Anita, Dodd, Jennifer A., Felton, Adam, Fleishman, Erica, Gardner, Charlie J., Garside, Ruth, Ghoddousi, Arash, Gilroy, James J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7597-5780, Gill, David A., Gill, Jennifer A., Glew, Louise, Grainger, Matthew J., Grass, Amelia A., Greshon, Stephanie, Gundry, Jamie, Hart, Tom, Hopkins, Charlotte R., Howe, Caroline, Johnson, Arlyne, Jones, Kelly W., Jordan, Neil R., Kadoya, Taku, Kerhoas, Daphne, Koricheva, Julia, Lee, Tien Ming, Lengyel, Szabolcs, Livingstone, Stuart W., Lyons, Ashley, McCabe, Gráinne, Millett, Jonathan, Strevens, Chloë Montes, Moolna, Adam, Mossman, Hannah L., Mukherjee, Nibedita, Muñoz-Sáez, Andrés, Negrões, Nuno, Norfolk, Olivia, Osawa, Takeshi, Papworth, Sarah, Park, Kirsty J., Pellet, Jérôme, Phillott, Andrea D., Plotnik, Joshua M., Priatna, Dolly, Ramos, Alejandra G., Randall, Nicola, Richards, Rob M., Ritchie, Euan G., Roberts, David L., Rocha, Ricardo, Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Sanderson, Roy, Sasaki, Takehiro, Savilaakso, Sini, Sayer, Carl, Sekercioglu, Cagan, Senzaki, Masayuki, Smith, Grania, Smith, Robert J., Soga, Masashi, Soulsbury, Carl D., Steer, Mark D., Stewart, Gavin, Strange, E. F., Suggitt, Andrew J., Thompson, Ralph R. J., Thompson, Stewart, Thornhill, Ian, Trevelyan, R. J., Usieta, Hope O., Venter, Oscar, Webber, Amanda D., White, Rachel L., Whittingham, Mark J., Wilby, Andrew, Yarnell, Richard W., Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica and Sutherland, William J. (2021) Training future generations to deliver evidence-based conservation and ecosystem management. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 2 (1). ISSN 2688-8319

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Abstract

1. To be effective, the next generation of conservation practitioners and managers need to be critical thinkers with a deep understanding of how to make evidence-based decisions and of the value of evidence synthesis. 2. If, as educators, we do not make these priorities a core part of what we teach, we are failing to prepare our students to make an effective contribution to conservation practice. 3. To help overcome this problem we have created open access online teaching materials in multiple languages that are stored in Applied Ecology Resources. So far, 117 educators from 23 countries have acknowledged the importance of this and are already teaching or about to teach skills in appraising or using evidence in conservation decision-making. This includes 145 undergraduate, postgraduate or professional development courses. 4. We call for wider teaching of the tools and skills that facilitate evidence-based conservation and also suggest that providing online teaching materials in multiple languages could be beneficial for improving global understanding of other subject areas.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: HD and WJS thank Arcadia and MAVA for funding.
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking,education,evidence,open access,ecology,global and planetary change,management, monitoring, policy and law,nature and landscape conservation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2303
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2022 17:30
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2022 18:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85935
DOI: 10.1002/2688-8319.12032

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