Community-based Control of Invasive Species
Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdensome commitments.
Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of research by leading scholars in natural resource and human behavioral sciences, which involved government and citizen groups in Australia and the United States. It examines questions including, "how can citizens be engaged in voluntarily managing invasive species?," "what communication strategies will ensure good motivation and coordination?," and "how can governing bodies support citizens in their efforts?"
With chapters on institutional frameworks, changing governance, systems thinking, organizational learning, engagement, communication and behavioral change, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in natural resources management.
1: A focus on citizen-led action
2: The socio-ecological systems approach
3: Achieving organisational learning in natural resource management
4: Framing community engagement
5: Community engagement theory for a new natural resource management paradigm
6: Strategy and practice for community engagement
7: Dealing with complexity and change through collective reflection
8: Managing outcome-focused, engaged ‘human’ research
9: Using human behaviour change strategy to improve the management of invasive species
10: Using audience segmentation and targeted social marketing to improve landholder management of invasive animals
11: Understanding and managing mass media effects on public perceptions of science issues such as invasive species management