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dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorB.M. Riegl and R.E. Dodgeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:34Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2013-01-14T23:50:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38473
dc.description.abstractInterdisciplinary teams are now commonplace in natural resource research centers. The evolution from pure biologists to a systems approach with ecologists and later on, social scientists and geographers reflects our understanding that no natural environment is exempt from human impacts; to protect the natural environment we must incorporate the human dimensions within the environment. Whilst conceding that interdisciplinary research is vital to the conservation of natural resources, I review our state of knowledge on interdisciplinary research and identify several barriers to successful integration. To address these, it is necessary to first articulate and understand these barriers. Only then can they be identified as they arise between researchers and successfully overcome in order to achieve sustainable natural resource management. This paper identifies four major barriers that hinder efforts at successful integration of social and natural science. These are (i) differences in epistemology, (ii) the place and hierarchy of each science within the wider community, (iii) researcher time constraints and (iv) publication pressures. The paper also provides a list of recommendations to overcome these issues in order to guide researchers through the challenges of producing integrated, quality, outcome driven research that serve both the community and the natural environment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNOVA Southeastern University and NCRIen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/proceedings.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameInternational Coral Reef Symposiumen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposiumen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-07-07en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-07-11en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationFort Lauderdaleen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699en_US
dc.titleTowards a close integration of social and natural sciencesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2008. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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