River-Coastal Science and Engineering PhD student Laura Manuel recently published a paper in the Environmental Science & Policy Journal. This paper presents a roadmap and detailed application of interdisciplinary, co-production strategies where managers and researchers are fully engaged in a collaborative manner in the design of a decision support tool for coastal ecosystems. It also emphasizes the importance of capturing end-users’ (i.e., natural resource managers) priorities to refine the conceptual design of the decision support tool, while maintaining a sound scientific and modeling framework. The case study presented here centers on the Northern Gulf of Mexico, but the concept can be exported globally to other systems.
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