The Collaborative Dimension of EM
Ecosystems defy geopolitical boundaries and land ownerships. They ignore state, tribal, and municipal boundaries, private property lines, and agency jurisdictions. Collaboration is an approach to bridging the boundaries that subdivide ecosystems so that ecosystem management decisions can be informed and effective. Collaboration enables the solving of problems that one agency, landowner, scientist or group cannot solve alone, and has proven to be a critical element of ecosystem management. This collaborative dimension of ecosystem management is a core area of research, teaching and outreach of EMI.
How We Think About Collaboration
How Do EMI Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates Advance Knowledge and Practice in Collaboration
Faculty, staff, and affiliates at EMI have spent over a decade examining what enables people to work together to address resource issues, resolve conflicts, and build partnerships that promote constructive problem-solving in agencies and communities. Below are some examples of our work in collaboration:
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