In the last few years I have become convinced that the
natural sciences alone are not enough, but must often be integrated with the
social sciences to achieve any long-term conservation success. I try to think outside of the
box when incorporating the social sciences (usually economics and/or
sociology), and have benefited in this by the applied business and economics
experience gained during my pre-academic career as owner of a commodities
trading company. My collaborator on most of this work is Dr. Patricia Zaradic.