Archive for February, 2020

Webinar on Institutional Analysis

Hi All!

I wanted to share the recording of a webinar by Professor Abigail York on institutional analysis and the use of mixed methodological approaches and how they can be used to study collaboration.  A link to the recording is available here.

Abstract:

Building upon the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework, this talk surveys complementary mixed methods. Focusing on the bidirectional feedbacks between institutions and the environment, Abby York discusses how she and transdisciplinary teams use a suite of qualitative, quantitative, and modeling approaches to understand when policies and norms change due to environmental or other factors and how institutions, in turn, affect the environment. The talk will use vignettes from several ongoing research projects including on western water use, urbanization in Phoenix, and governance in the face of dramatic sea ice change in the Arctic to motivate the discussion.

Biography:

Dr Abigail York (abigail.york@asu.edu) is an Associate Professor of Governance and Public Policy at Arizona State University.  She is fascinated by the ways that people come together to collectively govern resources, York investigates how, when, why, and who is able to manage neighborhoods, cities, forests, water resources, biodiversity hotpots, and agricultural lands sustainably. By focusing on diverse research sites in the present, historic, and ancient contexts within the USA and around the world, she is able to better understand generalizable principles for governance. Funded by National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, York has examined urbanization in the southwest USA, collaborative environmental governance, land use policy adoption, community forestry in Nepal, premodern cities’ public service provisioning throughout the world, land use and environmental injustice in Phoenix, water policy and agricultural livelihoods and transitions in Arizona, and the ability of communities to leverage fracking revenue for more sustainable futures in Appalachia. York deploys diverse methods including econometrics, social network analysis, spatial analysis, surveys, content analysis, and fieldwork; results from this work are integrated into decision-making models, agent-based models, and scenarios.

This is the fourth webinar on methodological approaches to studying collaborative governance and management of social-ecological systems as part of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) working group on collaborative governance.

Webinar on the co-production of knowledge through dialogue

Hi All!

I wanted to share the recording of a webinar by Ro Hill and Maria Tengö on linking indigenous, local and scientific knowledge through dialogue and how it can be used to study collaboration.  A link to the recording is available here.

Dr Ro Hill leads participatory research into collaborative ecosystem governance and multiple knowledge systems for sustainability, including biodiversity futures, climate change and how indigenous knowledge can inform resilience. She is a senior principal research scientist with Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and coordinating lead  author of the IPBES Pollination assessment and a member of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge from 2014-2018.

Dr Maria Tengö is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Stockholm University and senior advisor at SwedBio. She leads the Research Stream on Biosphere Stewardship at the SRC, including investigations of resilience in social-ecological systems, indigenous, local and collaborative governance, and theory/practice for collaborations and partnerships between indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems.

This is the third webinar on methodological approaches to studying collaborative governance and management of social-ecological systems as part of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) working group on collaborative governance.