Last week, Ms. Kelly Crosset successfully defended her MS thesis entitled, Landowner Perspectives on Invasive Species Management and Neighbors in Southwest Wisconsin. The abstract is below, and we will be working on developing a paper based on her work, which is quite interesting.
If you'd like to learn more about this study, let me know.
Eli Sagor (University of Minnesota) presented portions of our work on social networks and peer-to-peer learning as part of this year's Society of American Foresters' (SAF) National Convention as part of the Forest Policy session.
He captured the audio, linked it the powerpoint presentation, and posted it on the web. It is available for viewing here.
Forests and their management are one of the most intriguing examples of the interconnectedness of social and natural resource systems—particularly those in private landownership. Central to understanding and managing these systems is how private forest landowners make decisions in their local social and ecological context. The purpose of this study is to investigate the egocentric networks of landowners in individual and collective decision-making related to two practices: timber harvesting and invasive species removal.