Dr. Jeni Cross, Sociology, to speak at the next session of the ISESSImage of

Dr. Jeni Cross, Sociology, to speak at the next session of the ISESS

Title: Social networks and natural resource management

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m. MT

Location: Colorado State University, Morgan LibraryEvent Hall 167.  Metered parking is available west of the library, north of Lory Student Center, and in the parking garage on Prospect and Centre Ave (click here for a map).
Jennifer Duberstein, PhD, Education and Outreach Coordinator,
Sonoran Joint Venture
Jeni Cross, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department Sociology and Director of Research at the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University
Margaret T. Herzog, PE, PMP, PhD in Progress in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University

Social Network Analysis (SNA), the study of patterns in structures of social relations, is gaining attention as an important tool for understanding complex social-ecological systems. In this seminar, Jennifer Duberstein will introduce social network analysis and discuss the relationship between network structure and resource user behavior within the context of natural resource management. Our next presenter, Jeni Cross, will discuss the social processes of inter-agency networks and the selection of members into these networks, presenting three cases to illustrate how the rules of engagement in inter-agency networks, and processes of inviting and including diverse members, serve to hinder or foster knowledge creation and adoption innovative practices. Margaret Herzog will then share how SNA was applied in a case study of the Bear Creek Watershed. She will highlight how SNA can be used to identify strategies to more systematically enhance cooperation and sharing of information and resources, and, in this way, help social-ecological systems to develop the capacity to more effectively adapt to unexpected events.
WebEx:  Can’t make it to the seminar but still want to join us? Simply click the link below during the event to remotely access the visual portion of the seminar, then use the teleconference number for the audio portion.


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