Collaborative Approaches to Strengthen the Role of Science in Rangeland Conservation

TitleCollaborative Approaches to Strengthen the Role of Science in Rangeland Conservation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBestelmeyer BT, Burkett LM, Lister L, Brown J., Schooley RL
JournalRangelands
Volume41
Issue5
Pagination218-226
Date PublishedOctober 2019
ARIS Log Number356711
Keywordsbrush management, Collaborative adaptive management, ecological sites, monitoring, State transition models
AbstractThe use of science to inform conservation practices is limited by broad generalities generated from limited sampling alongside narrow ecosystem service perspectives. Collaborative science approaches featuring “social-ecological system” perspectives are being used as a means to improve the utility of science. We review our approach to collaborative science to improve brush management outcomes in rangelands in the Chihuahuan Desert. Expanding the use and utility of collaborative science requires stable support via targeted funding and technical expertise, as well as web-based tools and mobile applications that link specific locations to science information and conservation practice guidelines.
URLfiles/bibliography/19-028.pdf
DOI10.1016/j.rala.2019.08.001