The Pathways Conference aims at bringing researchers and practitioners together that value the potential contributions of social science to the improvement of conservation management. The conference was initially launched in 2008 by the Colorado State University. The 2018 conference in Goslar, Germany, marks the first stint in Europe and wants to attracts enthusiastic presenters and trainers allowing professionals to participate and engage with similar professionals across national, state, and institutional boundaries.
Issues of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to these following topics and themes:
- management of human-wildlife conflicts,
- institutional, governance and legal requirements for human-wildlife coexistence,
- management of recreational fisheries,
- social science integration into conservation management
- values, attitudes, norms, emotions and fears as explaining variables for the acceptance of nature conservation and wildlife management,
- managing stakeholder expectations and engagement processes,
- coupled social-ecological systems,
- human involvement in nature and wildlife conservation (volunteer and citizen science motivations and management),
- managerial tools such as human dimensions communication and education.
When and where? 16th-19th of September 2018 in Goslar, Germany
Abstract submission deadline: 28th of February 2018
Please see also: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/pathways/