Rethinking Large Landscape Conservation‏

by Arturo Herrera on August 7, 2015

Curtin offers first-hand experience to tackle the “wicked” problems of large-landscape conservation.

 Many of our most important ecosystems are vast and complex, and it’s tempting to break them into bite-sized chunks to try to understand them. Ecologist Charles G. Curtin has spent years working directly with ranchers and fishermen on long-term conservation projects focused on large open areas.

 In The Science of Open Spaces, he argues that we need a new kind of conservation science that embraces complexity and scale while working with real people.

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