This webinar is the second of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center's Actionable Climate Science Skills-building Webinar Series. This webinar series is designed to help those engaged in climate science research better understand the range of approaches for developing actionable science. Each webinar will explore ways to support effective collaborations between scientific researchers and natural resource managers.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Collaborative research is a unique approach to research in which the end-users of the findings (stakeholders) are actively involved in the process of research. Through collaboration, our stakeholders feel greater ownership over the research and are more likely to use it to take action. Collaborative research requires a particular set of research approaches and methods that allow it to be both scientific rigorous and highly relevant to real-world actors. This webinar will introduce the principles of collaborative research and demonstrate several activities researchers can use to make their work more collaborative and impactful.
Alison Meadow | Research Scientist, Institute of the Environment at University of Arizona
Dr. Meadow has a background in Environmental Anthropology. Her research focuses on the process of linking scientists with decision makers to improve the usability of climate science. She also works on several interdisciplinary teams focused on helping natural resource, cultural resource, and emergency managers.