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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Conservation science relevant to action: A research agenda identified and prioritized by practitioners

 "Generally, questions related to economic, societal and stakeholder conflicts were found to be more important than conceptual questions. Questions concerning single-species were rated higher than ecosystem-related questions. Subsidiary questions and hot topics were subsumed and integrated into a final catalogue of research questions. By identifying and framing scientific questions of both general practical relevance and specific regional importance, this study provides a practice-oriented research agenda and a basis for developing conjoint activities with the intention to bridge the gap between conservation science and action."

A recently published paper  co-authored by R. Arlettaz, SCB-ES Board member shows an example of forming practice-oriented research questions from Switzerland.


Reference:
Veronika Braunisch, Robert Home, Jérôme Pellet, Raphaël Arlettaz: Conservation science relevant to action: A research agenda identified and prioritized by practitioners, Biological Conservation, Volume 153, September 2012, Pages 201-210, ISSN 0006-3207, 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.05.007.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000632071200242X)
Keywords: Applied research agenda; Biodiversity conservation; Research-implementation gap; Prioritizing conservation research; Priority research questions






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