Thinking about neuroscience, David Macdonald writes:
Many a conservation project has depended on the skill of an indefatigable field biologist to tinker with the engine of a beaten-up, but cherished, Land Rover to nudge it forward. It was clear that understanding what happened under the bonnet (or hood, for Trans-Atlantic readers) made for better practitioners. This is what WildCRU’s Emre Can had in mind when we started thinking about how recent breakthroughs in understanding the human brain might one day give hard scientific insight into how people react to conservation problems. The result of these musings are published in Biodiversity and Conservation, as a futuristic Opinion Piece.