Interpreting Research in Conservation Ecology
Each year, SEAS hosts a series of research talks in the winter Conservation Ecology Seminar Series. Most speakers are invited by SEAS faculty in Ecology and Earth Sciences and topics span the range of research in the field. Speakers have ranged from citizen science to data integration, from forests to fishes, from genetics to populations, communities, and ecosystems. Speakers in this series include researchers at varying career stages and in varied positions (agency research scientists and biologists, postdoctoral researchers and professors). This course will serve as a core course for Masters students in the Conservation Ecology field of study. The course will build broad knowledge on a range of current topics in ecology and conservation. Students will read and discuss recent papers authored by the seminar speakers and will learn how science is communicated in public academic seminars. The course will emphasize how research is shared, collaborations are developed and how the cross-pollination of ideas between labs, universities, and practitioners improves conservation.