Collaborative Approaches to Strengthen the Role of Science in Rangeland Conservation

Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, Laura M. Burkett, Leticia Lister, Joel R. Brown, Robert L. Schooley

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Abstract

• The 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages218-226
Number of pages9
Volume41
No5
Specialist publicationRangelands
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • Brush management
  • Ecological sites state
  • Monitoring collaborative adaptive management
  • Transition models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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