Coordination and Networks
As a national leader in collaborative interdisciplinary research focused on the development and application of social-ecological systems science, the CRC actively supports and develops national research coordination networks that leverage cooperative thinking. This is based on the idea that collective networks produce ideas, thinking, and outcomes that are greater than the sum of its parts.
The CRC is a founding member and contributor to the Network for Computational Modeling for Social-Ecological Science (CoMSES) and to the Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network (MtnSEON) – both NSF-funded coordination networks. The CRC is also closely associated with NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) with active leadership in the Alaska Adapting to Environmental Change (Alaska ACE) program. Co-Director Lilian Alessa sits on the Science Board of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).
CRC Co-Directors have lead several national workshops funded by the NSF that have enhanced our understanding of social-ecological systems applications, approaches, methodologies and research:
- Best Practices for Integrating Social Sciences in Sustainability Research and Education, Chicago, IL (October 2012)
- Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences Diversifying our Methods (WIS2DOM),Evergreen, WA (February 2013)
- Indigenous Ecological Knowledges and Geographic Information Sciences (Hi’iaka Working Group), Kilauea, HI (February 2011).
- Best Practices for Community-based Observing Networks, Seattle, WA (October 2015)