Table 3. Responses of people attending the 2003 Ecological Society of Australia Conference to the question: ‘Would you consider using the arts in conjunction with your work in the future, [if yes] how might you do this?’ (n = 115).

Method of using the arts Percentage of respondents who chose this option
As an alternative communication medium 26
To provide a conducive environment for receiving information 18
To aid understanding of scientific information 24
To entertain at a conference or in association with a presentation 27
To facilitate processes such as getting people’s attention or conveying key nonscientific information 28
None of these 2
No response 52