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Some practical suggestions for improving engagement between researchers and policy-makers in natural resource management

Gibbons, Philip; Zammit, Charlie; Youngentob, Kara Nicole; Possingham, Hugh P; Bekessy, Sarah; Burgmann, M A; Colyvan, Mark; Considine, Margaret; Felton, Adam; Hobbs, Richard J; Hurley, Karen; McAlpine, Clive; McCarthy, Michael; Moore, Joslin; Robinson, Doug; Salt, David; Wintle, Brendan; Lindenmayer, David B


Policy-makers and managers in natural resource management (NRM) often complain that researchers are out of touch. Researchers often complain that policy-makers and managers make poorly informed decisions. In this article, we report on a meeting between researchers, policy-makers and managers convened to identify practical solutions to improve engagement between these camps. A necessary starting point is that every researcher and policy-maker should understand, and tap into, the motivations and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Management and Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2008.00416.x


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