Chapter 1: A focus on citizen-led action
Chapter 2: The socio-ecological systems approach
Chapter 3: Achieving organisational learning in natural resource management
Chapter 4: Framing community engagement
Chapter 5: Community engagement theory for a new natural resource management paradigm
Chapter 6: Strategy and practice for community engagement
Chapter 7: Dealing with complexity and change through collective reflection
Chapter 8: Managing outcome-focused, engaged ‘human’ research
Chapter 9: Using human behaviour change strategy to improve the management of invasive species
Chapter 10: Using audience segmentation and targeted social marketing to improve landholder management of invasive animals
Chapter 11: Understanding and managing mass media effects on public perceptions of science issues such as invasive species management
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 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.