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Collaborative learning as part of adaptive management of forests affected by deer

C Jacobson, W Allen, C Veltman, D Ramsey, DM Forsyth, S Nicol, R Allen, C Todd, R Barker

Adaptive Environmental Management: A Practitioner's Guide | Published : 2009


Adaptive management requires the merger of management with science to provide robust knowledge about the effect of management actions. It can also be applied as a model of collaborative learning to support effective resource management. Using the example of adaptive management of native forests affected by introduced deer in New Zealand, we set out to identify some of the tensions that become apparent when adaptive management is applied in this way. We describe the process of adaptive management as it was applied in this case study. Drawing from project documentation and participant reflections on the learning process, we highlight three key lessons: (1) the need to create 'space' - i.e. a p..

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