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Talk – Sustainability of Collaboration
April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Amber Roth, Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management, School of Forest Resources and Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, University of Maine
Everyone has been part of a professional collaboration at some point. Many collaborations end when specific objectives are met, a project is completed, or the grant period ends. Some collaborative groups pursue goals that require commitments to objectives that extend beyond a single project or group of individuals. Migratory bird conservation partnerships often pursue long-term involvement of collaborators across vast geographic scales that may span hemispheres. Collaborations at these scales can be challenging and sustaining them even more so. This seminar will focus on case studies of migratory bird conservation collaborations that demonstrate varying success with sustaining organizational involvement and viability. Collaborators involved in other topics and types of organizations can benefit from the lessons learned from these case studies in order to become more sustainable.
Dr. Amber Roth is an Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management in the School of Forest Resources and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine. She received her MS degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD degree in Forest Resources from Michigan Tech University. She is co-chair of the Golden-winged Warbler Working Group and Coordinator of the Midwest Migration Network. Her research interests include wildlife habitat-management relationships in temperate and tropical forests, migratory bird ecology, and applications for wildlife conservation. She enjoys the challenge of large-scale conservation collaborations that span continents and decades.