Examines the identification and engagement of groups involved in wildlife conservation action and applies knowledge from social science fields to shape communications related to biodiversity conservation to effectively inform and converse.
Registration is restricted to FWCB Plan C Masters students through Dec. 16. Any seats remaining in the course will be available to non-Plan C students after Dec. 16.
Textbooks and Materials
- Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals (Island Press, Washington, DC, USA), 2nd Ed. (2009)
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Available as an ebook for free through CSU’s library. Print editions available through Amazon and elsewhere.
Heather B. Jackson
Heather Jackson is a conservation and landscape ecologist with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. She is interested in research that will help conservation organizations maximize biodiversity protection given limited funds. In addition, her research aims to help researchers and conservation planners to conduct their work at the spatial scales that are most relevant to the species with which they are concerned. Dr. Jackson administers the Conservation Actions with Lands, Animals, and People graduate certificate provided through the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department.