Understanding Does Not Mean Agreement

Because if they really understood why 1 + 1 = 2, how could they reasonably contradict? So B`s reaction to the first few sentences of A might be, “Okay, I understand you see the cost is high. What does “high” mean to you and in what context? Is there anything we can do to reduce costs? Can we find what our customers are willing to pay? “and so on. It sounds simple, but it really isn`t. It takes a strong intention and commitment to the effort. If you really walk in someone else`s shoes, you may feel quite vulnerable, especially when you`re in conflict. If you are able to express your spouse and show that you understand their point of view (even if you disagree), you may feel even more vulnerable. It may seem that the act of understanding and demonstrating that understanding of your spouse may abandon your position, or that it might lead your spouse to believe that, although you have not said it, you accept that he or she is right. . . .

Species on the Move

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The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.


Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.

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