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Title: Enhancing scientist-manager relationships to foster ecosystem resilience

Author: Colavito, Melanie M.;

Date: 2015

Source: In: Keane, Robert E.; Jolly, Matt; Parsons, Russell; Riley, Karin. Proceedings of the large wildland fires conference; May 19-23, 2014; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 269-272.

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Description: This extended abstract describes the preliminary results of a study that sought to determine the most effective ways to develop and apply scientific information about resilience for on-the-ground management. Interviews were conducted with scientists, managers, and other stakeholders in the Southwest U.S. following a workshop on ecosystem resilience held in Tucson, Arizona in February 2014. The interviews asked respondents to consider how useful current scientific information is for decision-making, what research or products are most needed, how scientists and managers can most effectively work together, and what communication strategies are most effective. Results from this study are preliminary, but a number of recommendations for effectively developing and applying scientific information about resilience for on-the-ground management have already been identified.

Keywords: fire ecology, fire behavior, smoke management, fire management, social and political consequences

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Colavito, Melanie M. 2015. Enhancing scientist-manager relationships to foster ecosystem resilience. In: Keane, Robert E.; Jolly, Matt; Parsons, Russell; Riley, Karin. Proceedings of the large wildland fires conference; May 19-23, 2014; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 269-272.

 


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