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Lessons for collaborative research in a changing operating environment


Dovers, S and Whinam, J and Krogh, M and Young, A and Crawford, M-A, Lessons for collaborative research in a changing operating environment, Ecological Management and Restoration, 18, (2) pp. 120-123. ISSN 1442-7001 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/emr.12262


This Comment records the details of an unusual multipartner ecological research programme studying Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone in the Sydney Basin-Blue Mountains area of New South Wales. We draw lessons from the experience of designing and managing this multipartner ecological programme, which was based on a nontraditional funding source " that is an enforceable undertaking required of a coal mining company related to an occurrence at a mine site. The research programme encompassed geomorphology, ecohydrology and ecology of a number of sites. Given the currently constrained public-good environmental research funding and pressures for both researchers and managers to find new, collaborative ways of funding and implementing research, lessons drawn from such innovative experiences may be of wider utility. In particular, lessons are drawn from the programme regarding the time required to design collaborative processes and the need for explicit programme management capacities.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:collaboration; environmental research; highland swamps; research funding
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Whinam, J (Dr Jennie Whinam)
ID Code:118190
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-07-06
Last Modified:2017-07-06

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