Let's Train More Theoretical Ecologists – Here Is Why

Axel G. Rossberg, György Barabás, Hugh P. Possingham, Mercedes Pascual, Pablo A. Marquet, Cang Hui, Matthew R. Evans, Géza Meszéna

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A tangled web of vicious circles, driven by cultural issues, has prevented ecology from growing strong theoretical roots. Now this hinders development of effective conservation policies. To overcome these barriers in view of urgent societal needs, we propose a global network of postgraduate theoretical training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Biodiversity crisis
  • Capacity building
  • Ecological modelling
  • Mathematical biology
  • Theoretical ecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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