Journal article

How Urban Forest Managers Evaluate Management and Governance Challenges in Their Decision-Making

Camilo Ordonez, Dave Kendal, Caragh G Threlfall, Dieter F Hochuli, Melanie Davern, Richard A Fuller, Rodney van der Ree, Stephen J Livesley

Forests | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Decisions about urban forests are critical to urban liveability and resilience. This study aimed to evaluate the range of positions held by urban forest managers from local governments in the state of Victoria, Australia, regarding the management and governance challenges that affect their decision-making. This study was based on a Q-method approach, a procedure that allows researchers to evaluate the range of positions that exist about a topic in a structured manner based on the experiences of a wide group of people. We created statements on a wide range of urban forest management and governance challenges and asked urban forest managers to rate their level of agreement with these statement..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Partnership grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This research received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Partnership grant #LP160100780-Managing urban trees for people and wildlife.