Floodplain meadow partnership: A working model of effective communication between practitioners, academics and policymakers

Emma Rothero, Irina Tatarenko, Richard Jefferson, Ann Skinner, Hilary Wallace, David Gowing, Stewart Clarke, Matt Johnson, Gareth Davies
2021 Ecological Solutions and Evidence  
1. The article describes a model system for facilitating the transfer of knowledge between researchers and practitioners. 2. The system described has a focus on a single habitat, floodplain meadows, and a case is made for replicating the model for other habitats. 3. Even a single habitat has a wide variety of stakeholders, but a focused partnership with representation across the stakeholder community can prove a useful vehicle for disseminating knowledge and best practice. 4. The structure of
more » ... e partnership is set out from a steering group to local representatives, and the division of tasks between specialists is explained. 5. The partnership is UK-based and UK-focused, yet has an international dimension. 6. The longevity of the partnership and the intensity of interaction with stakeholders are concluded to be important and suggested as a model for others to follow. K E Y W O R D S floodplain meadow, habitat conservation, outreach coordinator, research coordinator, translational ecology
doi:10.1002/2688-8319.12072 fatcat:ooalprif6vcyfavgkch6koupea