Conservation science training: The need for an extra dimension

B Fisher, A Balmford, RE Green, R Trevelyan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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