Thomas co-authors article for biology journal

Rebecca Thomas, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks and recreation, has co-authored an environmental research paper published in Biological Conservation, an international leading journal in the discipline of conservation biology.

The piece, "Conservation Social Science: Understanding and Integrating Human Dimensions to Improve Conservation," argues that social sciences can help facilitate effective conservation outcomes. The article provides 10 examples in which the social sciences can be valuable in helping the public improve their commitment to conservation.

Thomas teaches conservation to undergraduates and has supervised several student-faculty research projects, including a semester-long species preservation study at Goddard State Park.