BRN staff have been invited to give a series of Special Sessions and workshops at the University of California Irvine campus and at the Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in southern California in late May. The departments of anthropology, sociology and conservation biology are seeking ways to increase their impacts in local communities and the larger socio-ecological systems in which we are embedded, beyond the valuable contributions made by academic research production.
The interactive events will include professors, administrators, undergraduate and graduate students who hope to learn from BRN's success stories and other sources of inspiration, including the creation of atypical careers and scholarly programs that merge theoretical and applied approaches. Topics will include effective, place-based collaborative conservation across scales and social groups; restoration economies and ecologies; alternatives to research-based careers; developing programs and careers that cannot be found in typical job searches; and increasing one's own responsiveness and impact under conditions of political and ecological change.
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