October 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Biological & Biomedical Seminar | Spanning the Gap: Linking Evidence to Action in Biodiversity Conservation, Oct. 29

Natalie Dubois, portrait

Dr. Natalie Dubois

The Biological & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar series presents Dr. Natalie Dubois discussing “Spanning the Gap: Linking Evidence to Action in Biodiversity Conservation” on Monday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159.

Dubois is a Research Specialist with Environmental Incentives.

Abstract: A widely recognized challenge in natural resource management and conservation is the gap between the knowledge generated by researchers and the information being used to inform policy and practice. A large part of the discussion about bridging this research-implementation gap has focused on changes to the supply side, that is, the flow of information from scientists to practitioners. However, changes in the practice of conservation are also an important, but often overlooked, component to solving the research-implementation gap. This seminar explores how practitioners can use evidence-based practice and adaptive management to take a more active role in bridging the research-implementation gap. Using these tools to facilitate broad-scale change in the way that decisions are made will require building additional capacities into conservation programs across scales.

The host is Dr. Molly Morris.

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