Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Conservation Science

We aim to predict future conservation concerns and explore current conservation challenges via both the natural and social sciences.

Conservation Science is the scientific field that examines how we best utilize resources to preserve species and ecosystems in the context of human-mediated local and global changes in the environment. At Brown our focus within the broader field of conservation is on developing predictive frameworks that allow us to anticipate how species and ecosystems will be impacted by environmental change, on working across the traditional disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences, and on balancing conservation aims with a consideration of human needs and use of the environment.

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