Collaboration and Network Governance

Effective environmental programs require a high level of stakeholder engagement and strong collaborations with policy makers, planners and on-ground practitioners. How they organise themselves (the processes they follow, the networks they form, the way they collaborate and make decisions) is critical to program success. Under this topic I seek to understand the key ingredients of collaboration and the network structures that underpin program success. Contexts include interorganisational collaboration in crisis response contexts such as wildfires and floods, and in the context of threatened species recovery, restoration and invasive species programs.

My dissertation work investigated the effectiveness of bottom-up governance approaches. This work was published in 2015. In 2016 I worked with the National Environmental Science Programme’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub (TSR) to examine recovery efforts across Australia in an effort to identify the barriers and enablers of successful collaborative recovery efforts. In my recent work at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, I investigated wildfire response networks to identify whether, and how, structure of collaborative interactions influence the effectiveness of the response.

Key publications:

Guerrero A.M., Bodin Ö., Nohrstedt D., Plummer R., Baird J., Summers R. (in review) Collaboration and individual performance during disaster response.

Bodin Ö., Guerrero A.M., Nohrstedt D., Baird J., Summers R., Plummer R. (in press) Collaboration, task engagement and response effectiveness during wildfire disasters. Public Administration Review

Guerrero A.M., Sporne I., McKenna R., Wilson K.A. (2021) Evaluating institutional fit for the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Biology 35(5):1437-14-50.

Clement S., Guerrero A.M., and C. Wyborn. (2019) Understanding effectiveness in its broader context: methodologies for evaluating collaborative conservation governance. Society and Natural Resources. 1-22

Guerrero, A.M., Ö. Bodin, R.R.J. McAllister, K.A. Wilson (2015). Achieving social-ecological fit through bottom-up collaborative governance: and empirical investigation. Ecology and Society.

Guerrero, A. M., R. R. J. McAllister & K.A Wilson (2015). Achieving cross-scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives. Conservation Letters 8(2): 107-117.

Guerrero, A. M., R. R. J. McAllister, J. Corcoran, and K. A. Wilson. (2013) Scale Mismatches, conservation planning, and the value of social-network analyses. Conservation Biology 27:35-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01964.x

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