- Author: Carole Hom
According to Tom Tietenberg, yes!
Tietenberg, writing in the journal Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, evaluates consilience -- the linking together of principles from different disciplines to form new constructs -- in bringing new ideas to the management of natural resources and the environment. He finds that cross-fertilization has been important to developing new methods, perspectives, and policy instruments.
Take a look at the article, or if you're a CCWAS IGERT trainee, skim it now and download it for reference later -- you're apt to see this again!