Title

On Improving the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

The Journal of Wildlife Management

Publisher

Allen Press

Publication Date

1991

Volume

55

Issue

4

First Page

744

Last Page

756

Abstract

I argue that markedly better understanding of the processes of nature than is currently attained is possible; that this understanding would improve the management of natural resources and the environment; that competent scientists are the means to this goal; that to produce these scientists, college education should focus on developing the abilities to conjecture and test theories; and that educators should devise programs to attract into the natural resources and environmental sciences students who are naturally gifted in these abilities.

Comments

Originally published by Allen Press. Publisher's PDF and article fulltext available through remote link via JSTOR

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