• 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.
- Brush management
- Ecological sites state
- Monitoring collaborative adaptive management
- Transition models
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law