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Experiments in Consilience: Integrating Social and Scientific Responses to Save Endangered Species

Edited By: Frances R Westley and Philip S Miller

393 pages, Tabs, figs, photos

Island Press

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #142826 | ISBN: 1559639946
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Hardback | Nov 2003 | #142827 | ISBN: 1559639938
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About this book

In his book Consilience, EO Wilson argued that integrating knowledge and insights from the humanities, social and natural sciences would hold the key to solving complex environmental and social problems. This book describes a pathbreaking effort to apply this theoretical construct in a real-world setting. It combines sections on the theoretical underpinnings of relevant concepts in population biology, simulation modeling, and social science with detailed descriptions of six PHVA workshops conducted on different species in 4 continents.

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Frances Westley is the James McGill Professor of Management, Faculty of Management, McGill University. In addition to her research and teaching, she has worked for many years assisting CBSG and other conservation organizations in developing process and products for understanding adaptive management and risk assessment, and has designed trainings and multi-stakeholder workshops around the globe. Philip S. Miller is program officer for the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission, sponsored by IUCN--The World Conservation Union.

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