Connecting resilience science with decision-making: Guidelines for the effective development and application of scientific information

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1pm MDT (12pm AZ)

Presenter: Melanie Colavito, University of Arizona

This webinar describes the results of a study that sought to identify barriers and opportunities to the use of scientific information about resilience for decision-making and on-the-ground management. Data for this study was collected from interviews that were conducted with scientists, managers, and other stakeholders following “Fostering resilience in Southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop”, which was held in Tucson, Arizona, in February 2014. Results are organized according to four major themes: application of scientific information, development of scientific information, communication of scientific information, and scientific information needs. Recommendations for effectively connecting resilience science with decision-making are also provided.

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Fires of Change

This project is designed to integrate fire and climate science with art to offer a unique interpretation for the northern Arizona community. Together with partners, Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) and Flagstaff Arts Council (FAC), we selected 11 artists to participate. In September 2014, these artists attended field trips to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and other locations in northern Arizona with fire managers and scientists to learn about fire and climate science. They will turn their learning experience into art pieces for a September 2015 exhibit in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science. For more information on the exhibit, visit the FAC website. The LCI blog will follow artist progress until the exhibit here. We also created a short video “teaser” to provide a basic description of the process for this project below.

Fires of Change Field Trip Materials are available here:


Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire, IAWF, April 20-24, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress: Advancing Ecology in Fire Management, AFE, November 16-20, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas