Thomas co-authors paper in conservation journal


May 2, 2019

Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, recently co-authored a paper that was published for open access in Conservation Science and Practice, a journal of the Society for Conservation Biology.

The paper, titled "Using pastoral ideology to understand human-wildlife coexistence in arid agricultural landscapes," studied psychological theory and long‐term ecological data on wildlife populations and conflict occurrence to inform qualitative research on livestock farmers' values toward wildlife in the northern Namib Desert in Africa.

CSP publishes papers that address the policy, planning and practice of conserving biological diversity.