School of Anthropology & Conservation

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Human Ecology

Tolerating tigers: do local beliefs offset human-carnivore conflicts?

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Research Focus:

Our group is highly interdisciplinary, drawing in perspectives from across social science including geography, anthropology, economics and development studies. We are able to draw together our respective specialisms to develop novel perspectives and new methodologies, challenge disciplinary perspectives and envision alternative ways of framing complex problems for conservation and environmental management. This allows for a creative fusion of perspectives, which can be applied to develop a critical and theoretical understanding of human ecology as a field of enquiry, as well as to examine, reflect on and change practice in environmental management and biodiversity conservation. This grouping is also very concerned with applied research and we develop our work in ways that has an impact on policy and practice across a variety of agencies. Each academic year, we welcome a range of speakers working across the environment-related social sciences, touching upon a range of topical and sometimes controversial themes. The current schedule is available here.

The human ecology research area is linked to the Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE).

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