ICON program recognized (twice) as leader for conservation training

Two recent articles on graduate student training for the future of environmental conservation recognized UGA’s ICON PhD program as a leader!

Lucas, J., Gora, E., & Alonso, A. (2017). A view of the global conservation job market and how to succeed in it. Conservation Biology, 31(6), 1223-1231. doi:doi:10.1111/cobi.12949

Schwartz, M. W., Hiers, J. K., Davis, F. W., Garfin, G. M., Jackson, S. T., Terando, A. J., . . . Brunson, M. W. (2017). Developing a translational ecology workforce. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(10), 587-596. doi:doi:10.1002/fee.1732

“… However, for universities to maintain and increase their relevance to the public, a balance
must be found between training for non-research skills and traditional research imperatives (Hoffman 2016).There are clear signs of change. The University of Georgia, for example, recently introduced an Integrative Conservation PhD Program for the interdisciplinary study
of coupled social–ecological challenges (http://cicr.uga.edu)…”