Making ecological science policy-relevant: issues of scale and disciplinary integration

@article{Stevens2007MakingES,
  title={Making ecological science policy-relevant: issues of scale and disciplinary integration},
  author={Carly J. Stevens and Iain Fraser and Jonathan Mitchley and Matthew B Thomas},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={799-809}
}
In this paper, we ask why so much ecological scientific research does not have a greater policy impact in the UK. We argue that there are two potentially important and related reasons for this failing. First, much current ecological science is not being conducted at a scale that is readily meaningful to policy-makers. Second, to make much of this research policy-relevant requires collaborative interdisciplinary research between ecologists and social scientists. However, the challenge of… CONTINUE READING

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