Call for abstracts – Human Dimensions Conference

Professor Dan Decker, director of the Human Dimensions Research Unit (HDRU), is co-chair for Pathways to Success, an international Human Dimensions Conference. The mission of the conference is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management. This year’s theme is Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management: An Essential Component of Adaptive Capacity. Dan is organizing a plenary session for the conference, and is serving, with HDRU Senior Research Associate Bruce Lauber, as co-editor of an associated special issue of the Human Dimensions of Wildlife journal. The conference will take place in Breckenridge, Colorado, September 24-27, 2012 and is a cooperative effort between Cornell University and Colorado State University.

Visit the conference website at to learn more.

Conference Themes:
Biodiversity and Coupled Social-Ecological Systems
Fish and Wildlife Governance
The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation
Enduring Issues in HDFW
Improving HDFW Science
Increasing HDFW Capacity
Working with the Public
Implications of Global Change
Human Wildlife Conflict
Wildlife in an Ecosystem Services Paradigm
Discourses about Wildlife
Demographics and Fish and Wildlife Policy

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