Community-based Control of Invasive Species
Edited by: Paul Martin, Theodore Alter, Don Hine, Tanya Howard
Explains institutional frameworks and different approaches to voluntary citizen stewardship.
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. + Full description
Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of research by leading scholars in natural resource and human behavioural 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, organisational learning, engagement, communication and behavioural change, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in natural resources management.- Short description
Sales in Australia and New Zealand only. This title is available elsewhere through CABI (external link).
DetailsHardback | June 2019 | $ 99.99
ISBN: 9781486308873 | 288 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePDF | June 2019
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Allows the reader to understand the practice and underlying science of key behaviour management methods: engagement, communication and institutional frameworks.
- Provides case studies of different approaches to voluntary citizen stewardship.
- Based on five years of research by leading experts in this specialised field of management from Australia and the US.
List of contributors
Preface: supporting citizen stewardship
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
12: Steps towards more effective citizen action
Appendix: Publications and resources created by the IACRC Program 4E