Science embedded in local forest landscape management improves benefit flows to society

Langston, James Douglas, Riggs, Rebecca Anne, Kastanya, Agustinus, Sayer, Jeffrey, Margules, Chris, and Boedhihartono, Agni Klintuni (2019) Science embedded in local forest landscape management improves benefit flows to society. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2. 3.

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There is a global shift of forest management to local levels to better reconcile local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. We argue that achieving such outcomes will require embedding science in landscape-scale management systems. We show that science can contribute to local learning and adaptation within landscape contexts. Complexity and power relations have hampered scientists' efforts to engage with the people who use and influence the use of resources at landscape scales. Landscape approaches present an opportunity for science to help steer local management to address local contexts. We have conducted research at the interface of policy and management at landscape scales. More effort must go toward transdisciplinary approaches to co-generate knowledge and create “Communities of Commitment” for continual learning and adaptation amongst landscape-scale actors. Embedded science incorporating local knowledge and contexts and engaged in landscape scale development processes is necessary for improving decision and policy-making.

Item ID: 65252
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2624-893X
Keywords: landscape approaches, sustainability science, conservation science and society, research in development, local management, transdisciplinary action-research
Copyright Information: © 2019 Langston, Riggs, Kastanya, Sayer, Margules and Boedhihartono. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Funders: Tanoto Foundation, The Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund of the World Bank
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 22:59
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 100%
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