Managing forests is not as simple as growing or cutting down trees. Global forest management is the complex interplay of government policies and directives, cultural and spiritual values, stakeholder perspectives, and efforts from both industry and conservationists to maintain ecological functions of forests.
No one management style perfectly combines science, policy, stakeholder needs and cultural values. What is key, though, is that these groups are able to talk to one another effectively, work together and co-create approaches to forest management.
The framework of Knowledge Exchange (KE) can help to answer these complex questions.
Read the rest of the blog post by coauthors Manjulika Roberston and Jenna Hutchen about the new paper at The Applied Ecologist.
Citation: Westwood, A., Hutchen, J., Kapoor, T., Klenk, K., Saturno, J., Antwi, E., Egunyu, F., Cortini, F., Robertson, M., Le Noble, S., Wang., J., Falconer, M., Nguyen, V. 2023. A systematic map of knowledge exchange across the science-policy interface for forest science: How can we improve consistency and effectiveness? Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 4: e12214. https://doi.org/10.1002/2688-8319.12214