Title
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR LAND DEGRADATION MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY THINKING
Description
It is increasingly recognised that land degradation monitoring and assessment can benefit from incorporating multiple sources of knowledge, using a variety of methods at different scales, including the perspectives of researchers, land managers and other stakeholders. However, the knowledge and methods required to achieve this are often dispersed across individuals and organisations at different levels and locations. Appropriate knowledge management mechanisms are therefore required to more efficiently harness these different sources of knowledge and facilitate their broader dissemination and application. This paper examines what knowledge is, how it is generated and explores how it may be stored, transferred and exchanged between knowledge producers and users before it is applied to monitor and assess land degradation at the local scale. It suggests that knowledge management can also benefit from the development of mechanisms that promote changes in understanding and efficient means of accessing and/or brokering knowledge. Broadly, these processes for knowledge management can (i) help identify and share good practices and build capacity for land degradation monitoring at different scales and in different contexts and (ii) create knowledge networks to share lessons learned and monitoring data among and between different stakeholders, scales and locations.
DOI
10.1002/ldr.1124
Language
English
Author
Mark Reed
Co-author
C. H. Quinn
Co-author
H. Bigas
Co-author
E. Diez
Co-author
N. Geeson
Co-author
A. D. Reeves
Co-author
R. Thomas
Co-author
M. Seely
Co-author
I. Fazey
Co-author
P. Laureano
Co-author
J. Davies
Co-author
G. Begni
Co-author
A. Evely
Co-author
I. Hartmann
Co-author
L. C. Stringer
Co-author
R. Chanda
Co-author
J. Holden
Co-author
M. J. van der Werff Ten Bosch
Co-author
M. Akhtar-Schuster
Co-author
J. Phillipson
Co-author
L. Wagner
Co-author
K. Hubacek
Co-author
P. Vergunst
Co-author
C. Prell
Co-author
W. Essahli
Co-author
J. Briggs
Co-author
A. A. R. Ioris
Co-author
R. Bryce
Co-author
S. Buckmaster
Co-author
S. Brehm
Co-author
C. M. Raymond
Co-author
B. Kruger
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
10853278
Copyright URL
http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html#OnlineOpen_Terms
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of publication
01 February 2013
Page reference
n/a-n/a
Has non-academic co-authors?
Yes
Has international co-authors?
Yes
For non-academic audience?
Yes
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Pre-print
Title of journal
Land Degradation & Development