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Bradshaw, Gay A.; Bekoff, Marc. 2001. Ecology and social responsibility: The re-embodiment of science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 16(8). Pages 460-465. (Abstract) (Online version)


As global environmental problems intensify, ecology is increasingly drawn into the social arena, and many ecologists feel caught between two competing models of science: a science apart from society and a science directly engaged with society. Interdisciplinary research and integrative theories are helping resolve this conflict by providing a common framework for both biophysical and social sciences. The incorporation of the human dimension into ecology is reversing a century-old trend of separation and reintegrating science into the human experience.