We are working with researchers and non-researchers from mountains around the world to explore “Best Practices for Transdisciplinary Research and Practice in the Mountains”. Our colleague Dr. Sandra Lavorel from CNRS in Grenoble France hosted our workshop on this topic, at which we developed a conceptual model for collaborative environmental work and developed a survey (in English, French, Spanish and Chinese) and shared this with those working on collaborative environmental projects worldwide.
We are also implementing this practice on the ground. Below is a new 2021 publication, by Mountain Sentinels’ early career scientist, Dr. Cara Steger. Dr. Steger’s Ph.D. work implemented a “Science with Society” (SWS) approach. Together with case studies of respondents’ most successful SWS projects, the researchers created a toolbox of 20 best practices that can be used to overcome barriers and increase the societal and scientific impacts of SWS projects.
You can download the paper here.