Opinion Article - Journal of Translational Research (2022) Volume 6, Issue 2
Developing translational research in environmental science.
Both of these groups are becoming more interested in Translational Ecology (TE), a research approach that produces relevant scientific outputs through active collaboration between scientists and stakeholders. Participants in translational ecology come from various cultures and have varying professional motivations. We discuss how to foster a culture of TE by spending time getting to know one another's decision context and incentives, as well as common entry points into translational research such as working through boundary organisations, developing place-based research programmes, and being open to opportunities as they arise. We also discuss how collaborative research can help scientists and practitioners overcome common institutional constraints, emphasising considerations for exploring TE within existing institutional frameworks while also pointing out how institutions are evolving to make translational research more accessible.Author(s): Beatriz Manuel