Conservation Social Science: Understanding and Integrating Human Dimensions to Improve Conservation

Short Description

cropped figure 3 from publicationWhile a better understanding of the social sciences is linked to improved conservation, there is a lack of awareness of the scope and uncertainty of purpose of conservation social sciences that impedes its effective engagement by the conservation community. This paper examines 18 specific fields within conservation social sciences for scope and purpose, and identifies 10 distinct contributions that social sciences can make to understanding and improving conservation. Additionally, this review and supporting materials provide and concise reference for conservation scientists and practitioners.

Format and Retrieval

Open source publication in Biological Conservation.

Suggested Citation

Nathan J. Bennett, Robin Roth, Sarah C. Klain, Kai Chan, Patrick Christie, Douglas A. Clark, Georgina Cullman, Deborah Curran, Trevor J. Durbin, Graham Epstein, Alison Greenberg, Michael P Nelson, John Sandlos, Richard Stedman, Tara L Teel, Rebecca Thomas, Diogo Veríssimo, Carina Wyborn, Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation, Biological Conservation, Volume 205, January 2017, Pages 93-108, ISSN 0006-3207,