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A pedagogical model for integrative training in conservation and sustainability

Meredith Welch-Devine, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia; Graduate School, University of Georgia
Dean Hardy, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia; Department of Geography, University of Georgia
J. Peter Brosius, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia; Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia
Nik Heynen, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia; Department of Geography, University of Georgia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06197-190210

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Abstract

The benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary training are well documented, and several reviews have discussed the particular importance of interdisciplinary training for conservation scholars and practitioners. We discuss the progress within one university program to implement specific training models, elements, and tools designed to move beyond remaining barriers to graduate-level, interdisciplinary conservation education.

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conservation; graduate education; integrative; interdisciplinary; sustainability
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