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About the project
The integration of scientific research into conservation decision-making processes remains a significant challenge. There is very little empirically grounded guidance to help scientists and decision makers design and implement research programs that facilitate knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision making. This project outlined how the Ningaloo program research sought to address this problem, and in doing so established a set of key design principles to guide the development and implementation of future research programs that can be applied across all disciplines.
- To provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all of the factors that influenced knowledge exchange among conservation scientists and decision makers.
- Explore the extent to which large-scale scientific research programs can foster the development of trust among marine decision-makers and community members.
Cvitanovic C, van Puttena EI, Hobday AJ, Mackay M, Kelly R, McDonald J, Waples K, Barnesh P (2018) Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: Insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia. Marine Policy doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.04.010
Cvitanovica c, McDonald J, Hobday A.J., (2016) From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making Journal of Environmental Management 2016, 183(3), 864; doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.038
Presentation Title: Understanding the ‘impact’ of the Ningaloo Research Program (WAMSI Presentation at Parks and Wildlife, Kensington 4 August 2017)
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Program: WAMSI 2006-2011
Location: Ningaloo Marine Park
Project Leader: Chris Cvitanovic, UTAS