Let's Train More Theoretical Ecologists - Here Is Why

Trends Ecol Evol. 2019 Sep;34(9):759-762. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.06.004. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Abstract

A tangled web of vicious circles, driven by cultural issues, has prevented ecology from growing strong theoretical roots. Now this hinders development of effective conservation policies. To overcome these barriers in view of urgent societal needs, we propose a global network of postgraduate theoretical training programs.

Keywords: Biodiversity crisis; Capacity building; Ecological modelling; Mathematical biology; Theoretical ecology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biodiversity*
  • Conservation of Natural Resources*
  • Ecology