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Since the early work of Tansley (1935) and others we have embraced the concept that an ecosystem is a synergy of its parts and the relationship between those parts. Many science-centric approaches have been developed to address ecosystem management while at the same time taking into account the needs of the public. Participatory environmental modeling that(More)
The Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) occupies the sage brush habitats of Western North America. Large population declines in the last several decades have made it a candidate for possible listing under the Endangered Species Act. Listing was recently avoided in part because seventy local working groups are developing long-range management(More)
The complexity of explaining highly scientific information and juggling a plethora of social values is leading agencies and communities such as those in the Palouse Basin to explore the use of participatory modeling processes using system dynamics. Participatory system dynamics as a methodology creates a transparent nexus of science, policy options, social(More)
Water resource governance, much like the systems it endeavors to manage, must be resilient and adaptive. Effective, resilient and adaptive water resource governance requires continuing stakeholder engagement to address the complex nature of human and natural systems. Engagement is an adaptive and iterative process of education and empowerment, building(More)
Conducting environmental research that is relevant to the needs of decision makers is an increasingly important goal for academic institutions. There is great potential to develop decision-relevant outputs by integrating process-based watershed models with local expertise in collaborative system dynamics models. This paper reports on a workshop held to(More)
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