Sifan Hu attended the 17th Student Conference on Conservation Science 2016, University of Cambridge

 

March 18 – 24 2016, Sifan Hu attended the 17th Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) and a short course A practical introduction to social survey design for conservation science, held in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. SCCS is aimed at young researchers working in university departments, conservation organisations, and resource management agencies. The 17th conference in the series was held in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge and was attended by over 300 people including 157 postgraduate students working in conservation science. Student delegates attended from the following 49 countries. The plenary lectures were given by Dr Tom Brooks (Head of IUCN’s Science and Knowledge Unit, Gland, Switzerland), Professor Taylor Ricketts (Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, USA), Professor Nancy Knowlton (Sant Chair for Marine Science, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA) and Mike Barry (Head of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer plc, UK). The conference included 31 talks and 83 posters contributed by research students. Sifan Hu has contributed an oral presentation titled Communicating climate change: the effectiveness of place-based information. In the short course, Dr. Freya St John (DICE, University of Kent) introduced some important concepts and issues, including Theories of human behavior, Sampling, Ethics, and Survey instrument design, which is helpful for further programme and research.

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