To be effective, conservation needs an informed public -- citizens engaged and conversant in science.
As part of my outreach activities, I am a member of the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel and a Fellow with the Leopold Leadership Program, a network that advances environmental decision-making with more than 100 academic scientists.
I am also the founding Director of the Trent Centre for Communicating Conservation. The goal of the Centre is to convey science to non-specialists and to enhance the skills of students and scientists to do so.
Engaging with the media is a powerful way to engage with the public. Here is a sampler of my recent efforts, in radio and print:
What's on our quarter? The past and future of Canadian caribou
Conservation is a reflection of our values
Solving the biodiversity crisis means changing our short-term psychology
The science of nature: For citizens, by citizens