Jennifer M. Holzer

Jennifer M. Holzer
Brock University · Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Environmental Studies

About

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18 Research Items
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Introduction
Decision support frameworks for landscape management ~ Impact evaluation of conservation research ~ Stakeholder engagement & analysis ~ Emergent social behavior in complex social-ecological systems ~ Sense of place studies
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
Brock University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Building decision support systems for landscape-level decision-making about the environment and natural resources with the NSERC ResNet project.
October 2014 - October 2015
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
May 2009 - May 2010
Columbia University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science and Policy
August 2001 - May 2005
Swarthmore College
Field of study
  • Religion; Biology; Environmental Studies

Publications

Publications (22)
Poster
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This poster presents the results of stakeholder mapping and the creation of a socio-ecological conceptual model to aid in addressing soil erosion issues in the Negev Highlands.
Poster
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Call for Abstracts for the 3rd Conference of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation, UC Berkeley and online, June 1-2, 2023. To submit an abstract go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-JpZB3Vo_nJC8SHT6lJ9VmKu4bCIQOdB8RDBkI1VgIh8s2g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
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Background While the concept of ecosystem services has been widely adopted by scholars and increasingly used in policy and practice, there has been criticism of its usefulness to decision-makers. This systematic map will collect and analyse literature that frames ES as a collaboration tool, rather than as an ecosystem assessment tool, to answer the...
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Processes of change towards sustainability are urgently needed to ensure that humans continue to live within safe biophysical limits. Governance and politics are inherently implicated in any effort to foster successful change processes. Pluralism has been argued as a key ingredient for increasing the likelihood of robust and viable processes of cha...
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Reconnecting to nature is imperative for the sustainability of humans on Earth, offering a leverage point for system change. Connections to nature have been conceptualized as a typology of five types as follows: material; experiential; cognitive; emotional; and, philosophical, ranging from relatively shallow to deeper connections, respectively. Edu...
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Place-based social-ecological research is often designed to improve local environmental governance, but it can also inform decisions at larger scales or in other places. However, the focus on local perspectives in such research creates challenges for transferring insights to other locations, and for aggregating understanding to larger scales. In th...
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This paper explores the degree to which the ecosystem services (ES) concept and related tools have been integrated and implemented within the Canadian government context at both the provincial/territorial and federal levels. The research goals of the study were to qualitatively assess the extent to which ES assessment is being integrated at differe...
Poster
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We synthesize key concepts in ecosystem services governance in the context of enhancing participatory governance of Canadian working landscapes. The ultimate aim is to identify and apply pressure on deep leverage points for transformation.
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Researchers in multiple, related fields that address complex social and environmental challenges, have shown ongoing enthusiasm for applying transdisciplinary social-ecological systems (SES) research to promote sustainability. However, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of SES approach, assessed its achievements, and identified challenges...
Technical Report
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The Best Practices Manual for Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) platforms is the product of a four-year audit of existing European LTSER Platforms within the framework of the Horizon 2020 (INFRAIA 2014-2015) sponsored research infrastructure project “Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem & Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of how ecological considerations can be integrated into campus strategic and statutory spatial planning. A process of developing ecological objectives and guidelines for inclusion in campus strategic and statutory spatial plans is presented. Design/methodology/approach This case study...
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Communities often lack a framework to guide research and action by which to mitigate complex socio-ecological challenges in the face of conflicting interests and poorly understood ecological and socio-political mechanisms. In an effort to provide such a framework, this article offers an approach for the systematic analysis of societal interactions...
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Over the past decade, Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) has been established to better integrate social science research and societal concerns into the goals and objectives of the International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network, an established global network of long-term ecological monitoring sites. The Horizon 2020 eLTER proj...
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With an overarching goal of addressing global and regional sustainability challenges, Long TermSocio-Ecological Research Platforms (LTSER) aim to conduct place-based research, to collect and synthesize both environmental and socio-economic data, and to involve a broader stakeholder pool to set the research agenda. To date there have been few studie...
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Socio-ecological research, as conducted within the Long Term Ecological Research network in Europe (eLTER), is a relatively young field that studies coupled ecological and social systems to advance solutions for contemporary challenges in human-nature interactions. While many research and applied projects have been launched using a socio-ecological...
Presentation
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Development of the term ’transdisciplinarity,’ applying it to the assessment of socio-ecological research, and an example of socio-ecological research within the Long Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) network.
Poster
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Applies lessons from literature on transdisciplinary team science to building an assessment framework for socio-ecological research across Europe, highlighting several Israeli cases.
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This paper advocates using environmental data as a basis for cross-border entities to work toward integrated watershed management and discusses lessons learned through involving stakeholders in this process. Based on our experience with water and wastewater issues in the Middle East, we have adapted an integrated watershed management approach in re...

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For those who did postdocs or held other temporary academic positions abroad from their home country, how did you think about paying into your pension and saving for retirement?
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I'm debating between using Atlas.ti vs. Nvivo to code interview data, and I'm interested in comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each. I used Atlas.ti for my PhD, but I have an opportunity to use Nvivo now, so I'm wondering if it's worth learning it. Thank you!
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An interviewee described this process as follows:
"...people might not even realize or remember that it was your work that put an idea in their heads. So sometimes you see, like five years later, people are repeating in meetings things that you've been talking about..."

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Projects (5)
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NSERC ResNet -A network for monitoring, modelling, and managing Canadian ecosystem services for sustainability and resilience unites a broad community of scholars and resource managers from across academic, government, NGO, and industry sectors to identify paths for sustainable landscape management that ensure biologically diverse, resilient, and adaptive social-ecological systems amid the complexity of competing values, stakeholders, and political jurisdictions. Scientific and partnership activities of ResNet occur in a series of six exemplar sea- and landscapes across Canada. In each area, ResNet will launch a series of investigations, co-designed with local industry, government, NGO, and Indigenous partners and other stakeholders, into the provision, modelling, and governance of multiple ecosystem services.
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The Horizon 2020 project “eLTER” (European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure) started in June 2015. For clear identification, we use the short name “eLTER H2020”. eLTER H2020, which runs until 2019, will serve as the flagship for the further development of the Long-term Ecosystem Research infrastructure and community in Europe. eLTER H2020 will closely interact with two other major elements in this effort: eLTER ESFRI process, a formalization process in the framework of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (eLTER was recently accepted as an “emerging ESFRI infrastructure”) LTER-Europe network of national networks (25 countries with a pool of around 400 LTER Sites and 35 LTSER Platforms). LTER-Europe is the formal European regional group of the global ILTER network. It provides multiple networking activities with permanent governance structures. The specific role of eLTER H2020 is to catalyze conceptual and service developments of a distributed, highly integrated and widely used research infrastructure to support a wide range of ecosystem and critical zone research questions, such as: How are ecosystems and biodiversity changing or adapting to global-change stresses? What are the determinants of ecosystem resilience? What are the threshold interactions resulting in system shifts? How can we respond locally, nationally and internationally to support systems that are more resilient to global change effects?