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

Downey, Harriet and Amano, Tatsuya and Cadotte, Marc and Cook, Carly N. and Cooke, Steven J. and Haddaway, Neal R. and Jones, Julia P. G. and Littlewood, Nick and Felton, Adam and Sutherland, William J. (2021). Training future generations to deliver evidence‐based conservation and ecosystem management. Ecological Solutions and Evidence. 2 :1 , e12032
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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.

Authors/Creators:Downey, Harriet and Amano, Tatsuya and Cadotte, Marc and Cook, Carly N. and Cooke, Steven J. and Haddaway, Neal R. and Jones, Julia P. G. and Littlewood, Nick and Felton, Adam and Sutherland, William J.
Title:Training future generations to deliver evidence‐based conservation and ecosystem management
Series Name/Journal:Ecological Solutions and Evidence
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:2
Number:1
Article number:e12032
Number of Pages:11
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 503 Educational Sciences > Didactics
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114792
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114792
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DOI10.1002/2688-8319.12032
ID Code:26966
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Feb 2022 17:27
Metadata Last Modified:09 Feb 2022 17:31

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