Associate Professor Sonia Graham is a researcher at the University of Wollongong. For 15 years she has been studying how and why land managers and government agencies work together to manage weeds, and examining the benefits and costs of doing so.
The success of weed management programs often focus on the number of weeds removed or whether there has been restoration of native vegetation. But weeding is a much a social activity as it is an ecological one. Sonia will explain what social science can tell us about whether people think about weeds, whether they talk to others about weeds and what drives them to work together with others. She will discuss the range of social benefits from people working together on weeds and why we need to think more explicitly about people when planning weed management programs in future.
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