E. Franklin Dukes, director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia and the Environmental Conflict Resolution Initiative at George Mason University; Karen E. Firehock, adjunct professor in the U.Va. School of Architecture and executive director of the Green Infrastructure Center; and Juliana E. Birkhoff, vice president of programs and practice at RESOLVE, editors; "Community-Based Collaboration: Bridging Socio-Ecological Research and Practice." University of Virginia Press (forthcoming, Nov. 2011)
August 29, 2011 — Debate over the value of community-based environmental collaboration is one that dominates current discussions of the management of public lands and other resources. In "Community-Based Collaboration: Bridging Socio-Ecological Research and Practice," the volume's contributors offer an in-depth interdisciplinary exploration of what attracts people to this collaborative mode. The authors address the new institutional roles adopted by community-based collaborators and their interaction with existing governance institutions in order to achieve more holistic solutions to complex environmental challenges.