Meeting Date: 5/1/2018
Tuesday, May 1,12-1 PM (Alaska Time)
Evaluating large-scale collaborative conservation over time: application of social network analysis in the Northwest Boreal
Dr. Patrick Bixler, Research Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Solving complex conservation challenges at scale requires building and sustaining relationships over long periods of time. Strategies to evaluate the impact of large-scale conservation interventions across space and time, while critical, are nascent and fragmented. This research reports on a three-year research project with a large-scale collaborative conservation effort in the Northwest Boreal region of Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory. This presentation will report on two separate analysis: 1) Overall metrics of network change over time and the implications for development of social capital; and 2) the assessments of the different conservation functions identified as important to the NWB LCC: (a) facilitate and support planning, (b) determine baseline datasets, (c) coordinate and support conservation delivery, and (d) improve information sharing. Social network analysis is used to track changes in the network topology and the results of this research point toward a multi-dimensional set of social network analysis metrics for evaluating collaborative conservation.
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