Interdisciplinary work is increasingly becoming the way of the future for the natural sciences. More and more often you see work published by researchers of various backgrounds. For instance, you may find a single paper written by an epidemiologist, an economist, and an ecologist. In fact, many higher education institutions are starting to value and encourage interdisciplinary projects, programs, and degrees. By approaching research problems from multiple perspectives at once, researchers are finding more in-depth and robust answers to problems.
More importantly, interdisciplinarians are great collaborators and communicate well simply out of necessity. And, as such, are more equipped to establish well-balanced teams to find suitable and feasible solutions to problems. Although some may say they are “jack of all trades, but master of none”, when it comes to the natural sciences and, particularly, health sciences in relation to animal and economic sciences I would rather have on my team someone familiar with multiple topics able to collaborate with a “master” of sorts when necessary than a “master” unaware of other “masters”.