Collaboration and Adaptation Across Worldviews: case studies in co-producing and implementing science for management

Collaboration and Adaptation Across Worldviews: case studies in co-producing and implementing science for management

Aparna Bamzai
USGS/North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
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Concurrent Sessions 8
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As ecosystems, wildlife, and people are increasingly affected by changes in factors such as land use, invasive species distribution, and climate, there is a growing call for adaptation science products that can be directly utilized by resource managers. The National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs), managed by the U.S. Geological Survey, bring together scientists and natural and cultural resource managers to produce science that can be applied to decision and planning processes in support of adaptation to change. Knowledge co-production is a collaborative approach that has been shown to greatly increase the adoption of science products by managers, leading to implemented adaptation actions. Knowledge co-production simultaneously allows the integration and utilization of multiple forms of knowledge (analytical, rational, visceral, experiential, etc.) and multiple disciplinary perspectives. This session explores diverse case studies across the CASC network in which scientists and managers have engaged in knowledge co-production, and in some cases, have begun to track and evaluate the use of their products by managers. The session will invite the audience to further explore knowledge co-production by ending with an open panel discussion with all presenters.

This session will include 5 presenters (15 minutes each) and a 15 minute discussion afterwards that will include all 5 presenters as a panel interacting with the audience. A moderator will take 2-3 minutes to open the session with introductory context, introduce each presenter, guide their Q&A, and ensure the session is kept on schedule.


Collecting Stories from the Caribbean
Aranzazu Lascurain, North Carolina State University, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Collaboration across Worldviews: managers and scientists in Hawaiʻi adapt to climate change through knowledge co-production
Scott Laursen, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center
What have we learned? Best Practices for Co-Producing and Utilizing Climate Research in Decision Making
Tamara Wall, Desert Research Institute, Western Regional Climate Center
Strategies for Connecting Science & Decision-making
Amy Snover, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group
Co-production: Not a one-size-fits-all process
Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma, South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
Moderated Panel Discussion
Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, U.S. Geological Survey, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center