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Analysis of Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Networks

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Project Description

GLISA is mapping climate policy networks in the region. By surveying stakeholders and the people and organizations with whom they communicate and collaborate with on climate-related issues, we are better able to understand the structure of relationships around these issues and develop more effective engagement strategies for subsequent assessment activities. This network analysis will also provide critical information about stakeholder views, concerns, behaviors and preferences. This information will be vital in developing effective engagement strategies and allow us to follow changes in stakeholder views and the structure of the network over time.


In a study part of NOAA funded-GLISA research, GLISA Team Members explored the link between network location, clusters, and structural holes with policy-oriented behavior concerning climate science. This article, Network Location and Policy-Oriented Behavior: An Analysis of Two-Mode Networks of Coauthored Documents Concerning Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, seeks to address the gap between climate scientists working collectively in diverse fields, decision makers, and, ultimately, the public. Read the article here »



Dr. Kenneth Frank of Michigan State University described this work during the 2013 GLISA Symposium. Watch the video below.