Webinar: Using social network analysis to evaluate change in a large-scale collaborative management initiative

Event Type: 
GNLCC Webinar
Date and Time: 
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

Host: Great Northern LCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum
Presenter: Patrick Bixler, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas

To design and implement large landscape conservation projects, individuals and agencies are increasingly organizing into networks to facilitate the exchange of ideas, build relationships, identify common interests, and solve problems of mutual interest in a landscape. Coordinating the actions of a diffuse, networked system to specific conservation outcomes poses unique challenges to measuring performance. This presentation describes the use of social network analysis as a tool to monitor and track longitudinal change in the social-governance system of a landscape conservation network, the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent.

About the presenter: Patrick Bixler is a research fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. His work focused on the intersection of ecology, sociology, and governance. He has researched and worked with conservation efforts in the Crown of the Continent region since 2008.




The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Adaptive Management Initiative (AMI) network social network.

The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Adaptive Management Initiative (AMI) network. Top: 2014 AMI social network. Bottom: From left to right, 2013-2016 AMI network change. View large image