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Saving the Earth as a Career: Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional

Saving the Earth as a Career: Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional

Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. , David B. Lindenmayer , Aram J. K. Calhoun

ISBN: 978-0-470-69258-5

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

216 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation.
  • Written in an informal and engaging style this book introduces all the important steps to becoming a conservation professional, from making the right career choice to finding a position in the field
  • Provides helpful advice to students about selecting a course, conducting research projects, writing papers, and attending conferences
  • Looks at a number of professions, from environmental lawyer and civil engineer, to ecologist and environmental scientist

“Saving the Earth as a Career is a valuable reference and the authors have taken a momentous step forward in guiding future generations to protect the planet’s natural assets,” Conservation Biology, (Vol 23, No. 3, 2009)

Preface.

Read this before you begin.

1. Is this the right career for you?.

2. Establishing an undergraduate foundation.

3. Selecting an educational program.

4. Applying for admission.

5. Designing your program of study.

6. Designing your research project.

7. Executing your research project.

8. Attending conferences and making presentations.

9. Writing papers.

10. Finding a job.

11. Making a difference.

Index.

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"The illustrative dialogues between people, and cartoons, add to the appeal of this little book to prospective and current students, and each chapter has further reading lists and notes. Overall, I found the advice to be sound and realisticservation." (Biodivers Conserv, 2011)

Hunter, Lindenmayer and Calhoun provide thorough and un-intimidating counsel to those seeking to pursue a job in the field of conservation. They explore the path towards saving the earth in a series of succinct chapters, sprinkled generously with humorous cartoons, short anecdotes and supplemental reading lists.” (Journal of Biosocial Science, July 2009)

“Saving the Earth as a Career is a valuable reference and the authors have taken a momentous step forward in guiding future generations to protect the planet's natural assets.” (Conservation Biology, June 2009)

"The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics." (EUCC Coastal News, September 2008)

“The [authors] display a practical, conversational writing style … well organized and straightforward; either read it thoroughly or use as a quick reference guide … engaging read overall. Recommended.” (Choice Reviews)

"This book fills a vitally important role in development of conservation professionals ... It helps students think and act like a conservation professional early in their careers." (Ecology)


  • Written in an informal and engaging style this book introduces all the important steps to becoming a conservation professional, from making the right career choice to finding a position in the field
  • Provides helpful advice to students about selecting a course, conducting research projects, writing papers, and attending conferences
  • Looks at a number of professions, from environmental lawyer and civil engineer, to ecologist and environmental scientist