Thesis: Landowners, neighbors, and invasive species

Last week, Ms. Kelly Crosset successfully defended her MS thesis entitled, Landowner Perspectives on Invasive Species Management and Neighbors in Southwest Wisconsin. The abstract is below, and we will be working on developing a paper based on her work, which is quite interesting. If you’d like to learn more about this study, let me know. […]

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NEW ARTICLE: Landowners, timber harvesting, BMPs, and social networks

Best management practices and timber harvesting: the role of social networks in shaping landowner decisions Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research (on-line only) Tricia G. Knoot and Mark Rickenbach Abstract: The influence of social others in private landowner decision-making has received limited attention despite growing support for peer-to-peer learning and landowner cooperative behavior. We applied social […]

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The Hidden Power of Social Networks

How can social network analysis help managers improve (or at least understand) performance? Rob Cross and Andrew Parker take on this important topic in their scholarly grounded, but highly accessible book, The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations. The authors share their consulting and research experience to make […]

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New (old) article on landowner networks from Germany

I have yet to read it and it is odd that it’s only recently appeared on my radar scope (published in 2003), but there is always so much to read. Schraml, U. 2003. Expectations towards forestry: The influence of personal networks with forest owners. Urban Forest & Urban Greening, 1(2003): 161–170. ABSTRACT Abstract: Forest and […]

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Study of a forest landowner cooperative

How are members of landowner cooperative connected? How might we evaluate a landowner cooperative? Rickenbach, M. 2009. Serving members and reaching others: The performance and social networks of a landowner cooperative, Forest Policy and Economics 11(2009):593-599. [doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2009.08.006] ABSTRACT Local forest landowner associations and broader peer-to-peer learning efforts have received attention–particularly in the United States of […]

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