By the Translational Ecology Group
This is the third and final blog post considering competencies to make ecologists more effective in informing and supporting policy and practice change (see the right sidebar for links to all four related blog posts on translational ecology). In other words these are the competencies underpinning a new discipline of translational ecology.
The two previous blog posts examined the knowledge and skills required in three major areas:
- Socio-ecological systems
- Communication across boundaries, with beneficiaries, stakeholders and other scientists
- Engagement with beneficiaries, stakeholders and other scientists.
This blog post uses the same three areas to examine the dispositional attributes required.
What are dispositional attributes?
Each person’s internal cognitive and moral qualities are collectively known as dispositions.