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Adaptive management of a mainland-island metapopulation

Earlier this year, Ecological Applications published one of QAEcologist Darren Southwell‘s PhD thesis chapters as an article. In it, Darren builds a model of a threatened species following mainland-island metapopulation dynamics and investigates the relative merits of adding new habitat patches, extending the area of existing patches and leaving the metapopulation alone. 268 more words

Adaptive Management

Volunteers for the Long Haul

Good old Knoxville, Tennessee — this scruffy little town that I love — will host the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a dismal bureaucracy, on May 26, 2016. 589 more words

‘Reed Canyon’ and Crystal Springs Creek: 'Reclaiming' a Natural Area

The landscape is the land we live in.  It is the place and the territory that surrounds us: built, disturbed, neglected or purposeful.  A garden is a piece of that landscape that we have defined as special, that we have applied our own purpose to, a theme, above and beyond the natural forces at work across its face to grow plants of our choice.  9,106 more words

Horticulture

What will it take?

What will it take for Mary Polak and Christy Clark to take real action on the serious concerns being raised by the citizens of Shawnigan Lake? 2,034 more words

Building Resilience for Better Outcomes in Complex Crises: Syria refugee crisis

I’ve had the good fortune to work on the Syria refugee crisis over the past year, helping UNDP and UNHCR highlight innovative responses to the crisis, report on progress in building resilience across the region, and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues to generate new approaches to the refugee crises locally (in four Middle Eastern countries). 757 more words

United Nations

Adjusting a Theory of Change midway

I got a very good feedback on my blog post last week on complexity informed Theories of Change, it was shared widely on Twitter. But I also got some questions. 493 more words

Complexity