Researching the Research Needs: Identifying invasive species research priorities in New York State
Description: Understanding the needs of invasive species managers is a critical requirement to establishing programs that meet these needs. An important and unique role that the New York Invasive Species Research Institute plays is that of collecting research needs from state partners. In 2019, we employed a new approach known as Group Concept Mapping (GCM) with the hope of 1) engaging a broader and more diverse audience in our call for research needs, 2) increasing transparency and standardization of the research needs solicitation process, and 3) introducing the opportunity for individuals to not only suggest ideas, but also give feedback as far as the importance and feasibility of these ideas. In this session of the Cornell Cooperative Extension virtual In-Service, we present the results of this process, including priorities according to importance and feasibility, emergent topics and overarching themes, as well as recommendations moving forward.
Presenters: Carrie Brown-Lima, Director, New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Bryan Dailey, Technical Advisor, New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Audrey Bowe, Project Coordinator, New York Invasive Species Research Institute
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