Achieving cross-scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives

Guerrero, Angela M., Mcallister, Ryan R. J. and Wilson, Kerrie A. (2015) Achieving cross-scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives. Conservation Letters, 8 2: 107-117. doi:10.1111/conl.12112


Author Guerrero, Angela M.
Mcallister, Ryan R. J.
Wilson, Kerrie A.
Title Achieving cross-scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives
Journal name Conservation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-263X
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/conl.12112
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 117
Total pages 11
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Large-scale conservation requires the involvement of numerous stakeholders to plan for and implement a range of activities across multiple scales. Establishing and sustaining the effective collaborations necessary to achieve this is a key challenge. Utilizing data from a large-scale conservation initiative in the south west of Australia we characterize the interactions between stakeholders as a social network. We employ a novel network theoretical approach to assess the different forms of collaboration, including cross-scale collaboration. We find that the social network predisposes cross-scale collaboration for invasive animal control, an action where coordination of activities is necessary. We find that for revegetation activities there is little evidence of collaboration across scales, but this could be fostered by a subset of stakeholders acting in a “scale-bridging” role. Addressing this will likely improve the effectiveness of revegetation efforts and the outcomes of the broader conservation initiative.
Keyword Collaborative conservation
Conservation networks
Exponential random graph model
Invasive species management
Revegetation
Scale
Social networks
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 29 May 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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