Overview of theme:
Mobilizing evidence for decision-making, management and conservation practices is important for implementing effective solutions to increasingly complex environmental, societal and policy problems such as climate change, population growth, and biodiversity loss. Using evidence, however, remains a significant challenge. As a result, greater research has been devoted to understanding the “science-policy” or “knowledge-action” gap. One of our major research themes is to better understand this gap between knowledge and action, and how we can bridge that gap to bring relevant and best-available knowledge into policy and practice.