In preparation for our roundtable, please read the following:
In this roundtable discussion, we will share experiences regarding best practices for effective transdisciplinary research in mountains. We will ask whether there are similarities/differences in approaches to transdiscliplinary processes among roundtable participants and identify cross-cutting principles for success and /or enduring challenges.
Comment: Know the full range of relevant stakeholders. Community leaders and managers? Lay public?
Participants will discuss the question: What factors facilitate adoption of best practices and what factors pose barriers to successful use of best practices for conducting transdisciplinary research in mountains?
Comment: One of the enduring challenges is the process of building meaningful stakeholder engagement. It is a slow process requiring meaningful interactions and reflection. What has worked: Living in the community, sharing non-science activities. Document what works and what doesn’t (everyday!). Have stakeholders show you their community, their landscapes.
We will also explore whether different mountain contexts are associated with specific best practices and discuss the reasons for similarity.
Your thoughts?? We look forward to hearing from you.
We will start blogging in earnest tomorrow (Monday). Please stay tuned.