Integrative Conservation (ICON) Ph.D. program at UGA

The University of Georgia is pleased to announce that we are accepting
applications for Fall 2017 for our Integrative Conservation (ICON) doctoral
program. Funded assistantships are available to outstanding students. The
ICON Ph.D. program is open to students applying to one of four "home
departments" including the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
(, the Odum School of Ecology
(, the Department of Anthropology
(, and the Department of Geography

With the current rate of global change, conservation and management of our
natural resources needs to adapt to a complex set of challenges. Responding
effectively to these challenges requires both disciplinary expertise and
agility to work across disciplines. The University of Georgia's ICON Ph.D.
program is designed to meet that need by ensuring that students gain
disciplinary depth while also learning to collaborate across fields of
practice by engaging faculty from the natural and social sciences to train
students in an integrative and holistic way.

At the same time, this program strives to move beyond the paradigm of
interdisciplinarity by reaching outside of academia to bring together
academics and practitioners. Through internships and collaborative research,
students will interact with professionals engaged in management and
conservation as partners and colleagues. These experiences, along with
training modules led by communications experts, will ensure that students
learn to communicate effectively and strategically with those from other
backgrounds and disciplines as well as with lay audiences.

For more information, please contact Nik Heynen, ICON Program Graduate
Coordinator (, at the Center for Integrative Conservation
Research (CICR) at the University of Georgia or visit the ICON website:

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