Publications: Peer-reviewed journal articles (by staff)
Bridging disciplines, knowledge systems and cultures in pest management
Allen W, Ogilvie S, Blackie H, Smith D, Sam S, Doherty J, McKenzie D, Ataria J, Shapiro L, MacKay J, Murphy E, Jacobson C, Eason C 2013. Bridging disciplines, knowledge systems and cultures in pest management. Environmental Management 53, Issue 2. Pages 429-440. February 2014.
The success of research in integrated environmental and natural resource management relies on the participation and involvement of different disciplines and stakeholders. This can be difficult to achieve in practice because many initiatives fail to address the underlying social processes required for successful engagement and social learning.
We used an action research approach to support a research-based group with a range of disciplinary and stakeholder expertise to critically reflect on their engagement practice and identify lessons around how to collaborate more effectively. This approach is provided here as a guide that can be used to support reflective research practice for engagement in other integration-based initiatives. This paper is set in the context of an integrated wildlife management research case study in New Zealand.