The University of Georgia

The goal of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) is to engage in research and teaching on conservation and sustainability. We promote an integrative approach that utilizes insights and methodologies from across the social and ecological sciences. Through our research, teaching, and support of the Integrative Conservation Ph.D. Program (ICON), we seek to emphasize the social and ecological trade-offs that are associated with managing complex systems and responding to contemporary environmental challenges, and to engage with policy and practitioner communities to support effective and equitable solutions to these trade-offs.

CICR was established in January 2007 with the support of a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Integrative Conservation PhD


Integrative Conservation Ph.D. Program

The Integrative Conservation Ph.D. program (ICON) is designed to ensure that students gain disciplinary depth in one of four fields – Anthropology, Geography, Ecology or Forestry – while also collaborating across disciplines and fields of practice to seek integrative solutions to complex conservation challenges.

Upcoming Events

4:00 pm “Nature as Normal: Rethinking... @ Ecology Auditorium
“Nature as Normal: Rethinking... @ Ecology Auditorium
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Heather Tallis, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy Nature conservation is at the beginning of a paradigm shift from a position of protecting nature to a focus on removing the conflict between conservation and economic development.  A ... More ›
all-day Pathways 2014 Conference @ YMCA of the Rockies
Pathways 2014 Conference @ YMCA of the Rockies
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day
Pathways 2014 – Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management: Common Futures – takes place October 5-9, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado USA. For complete conference details please visit
all-day Uncertainties – A Graduate St... @ University of Colorado at Boulder
Uncertainties – A Graduate St... @ University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day
Two-day conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder featuring keynote address by Marina Welker of Cornell University. Conference is free and open to all. Abstracts will be accepted until July 15, 2014. For the complete call ... More ›

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