New publication on actionable science

Landscape photo of a wetland with flowers on a sunny dayLed by Dr. Candice Carr Kelman, members of the Conservation Innovation Lab and Center for Biodiversity Outcomes published, Five approaches to producing actionable science in conservation. Through interviews with 71 conservation scientists who participated in fellowships focused on training scientists to be agents of change, they identified 16 activities researchers employ to make their science more actionable. From these activities they identified five approaches: the discloser (focused on open access), the educator (focused on science communication), the networker (focused on user needs and building relationships), the collaborator (focused on boundary spanning), and the pluralist (focused on knowledge coproduction resulting in valuable outcomes for all parties).