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Reflections on science–stakeholder interactions in climate change adaptation research within Swedish forestry

This article examines the organizational aspects of science–stakeholder interactions, focusing on examples from the Swedish forestry sector.

Åsa Gerger Swartling / Published on 27 June 2014

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Jönsson, A.M., and Å.G. Swartling (2014). Reflections on Science–Stakeholder Interactions in Climate Change Adaptation Research within Swedish Forestry. Society & Natural Resources, published online 25 June 2014.

Stakeholder engagement has become increasingly important in research programs focusing on climate change impact on ecosystem services. Communication between researchers and stakeholders, however, is often impaired by linguistic barriers, different priorities, and time constraints.

The study highlights the need articulated by the Swedish forestry sector for access to scientific knowledge, and the authors discuss how to present research findings in formats suitable to support decision-making. Clear communication about common goals, expectations, resources, and time frames is needed in order to reduce the risk of stakeholder fatigue.

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