Social dynamics and trade-off in biodiversity conflicts: building on common ground

Marie-Lou Lecuyer

Université de Sherbrooke

Currnently a PhD student in the 'interdisciplinarity in environment' program at University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Lou worked for the improvement of relations between the groups of actors involved in the management of the jaguar in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Fascinated by wildlife, she also has a passion for the discovery of the other. Following from her previous experience including studies on wolf management in the French Alps and on the protection of amphibians in the Alps and elephants in Indonesia, she is convinced today that long term protection of the environment needs to better take into consideration the diversity of views and needs of different actors involved.


Biodiversity conflict is defined as a conflict that emerges when the interests of two or more parties towards some aspect of biodiversity are competing, and when at least one of the parties is perceived to assert its interest... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Marie-Lou Lecuyer (Université de Sherbrooke)
  2. Rehema White (St Andrews University)
  3. Sophie Calmé (Université de Sherbrooke)
  4. Birgit Schmook (El colegio de la Frontera sur)

Topic Areas

Topics: Increasing HDFW Capacity , Topics: Human Wildlife Conflict , Topics: Collaborative Fish and Wildlife Management


OS-H4 » Understanding Social Dynamics to Address Conflict (08:30 - Wednesday, 13th January, Chui)

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