A look at several case studies from conservation practitioners and ornithological social scientists to highlight six core principles of translational ecology - an intentional approach in which researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines collaborate on conservation management. The authors demonstrate how implementing collaboration, engagement, communication, commitment, process, and decision-framing can lead to improved conservation decision-making and delivery of outcomes applicable to specific management decisions. Finally, they recommend strategies for building a stronger translational ecology culture to further improve the integration of these principles into avian conservation decisions.

Sarah P Saunders, Joanna X Wu, Elizabeth A Gow, Evan Adams, Brooke L Bateman, Trina Bayard, Stephanie Beilke, Ashley A Dayer, Auriel M V Fournier, Kara Fox, Patricia Heglund, Susannah B Lerman, Nicole L Michel, Eben H Paxton, Çağan H Şekercioğlu, Melanie A Smith, Wayne Thogmartin, Mark S Woodrey, Charles van Riper, III, Bridging the research-implementation gap in avian conservation with translational ecology, Ornithological Applications, Volume 123, Issue 3, 1 August 2021, duab018, https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithapp/duab018

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