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Doing Science Differently: Co-producing conservation outcomes


Wyborn, C and Leith, P and Ryan, M and Montana, J and Hutton, J, Doing Science Differently: Co-producing conservation outcomes, Synthesis paper, Luc Hoffmann Institute, Switzerland, pp. 1-24. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Despite ever-increasing knowledge of conservation problems, biodiversity continues to decline. This has led to frustrations of many conservation scientists that their knowledge has failed to influence policy and practice. At the same time, 21st century conservation challenges are increasingly complex, requiring conservationists to balance trade-offs between different social, political, ecological and economic objectives, constituents and sectors. Tackling these problems requires approaches that draw on diverse expertise, integrate the concerns of actors at different scales, and evaluate trade-offs while building capacity to support adaptive learning and action. Given that the barriers to action largely revolve around the way decisions are made, simply describing problems and producing knowledge misses a core component of the conservation challenge.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:co-production, knowledge systems, conservation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Leith, P (Dr Peat Leith)
ID Code:134883
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-09-11
Last Modified:2020-06-18

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