The Stewardship Network focuses on collaboration among researchers and practitioners to solve common problems in the Great Lakes region, North America. The paper entitled "A boundary-spanning organization for transdisciplinary science on land stewardship: The Stewardship Network" published recently in Ecology and Society, describes how TSN has continued to work with stakeholders and grow the network to more than 10,000 practitioners. Through on-going workshops, web seminars, and an annual conference, community-based conservation initiatives benefit from the cumulative knowledge and practical experience of network members.
The Science and Practice of Ecology & Society Award recognizes practitioners or organizations applying interdisciplinary science to challenges at the intersection of ecosystems and society. By publishing their stories E&S aims to share examples and innovative applications with others. Read more about the award and browse a collection of papers authored by past recipients edited by Dr. Marco Janssen here.
Citation: Fischer, A. P. 2015. A boundary-spanning organization for transdisciplinary science on land stewardship: The Stewardship Network. Ecology and Society 20(4):38.