Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2020: Resilience Dialogues: Strategies for Conflict Management in Collaborative Science - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Resilience Dialogues: Strategies for Conflict Management in Collaborative Science - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned

The project team will meet to share examples of conflict and conflict resolution strategies from collaborative science projects involving their reserves. They will also share their needs for conflict resolution knowledge and skills based upon their reserves experiences and needs. Team members will then conduct follow-up phone interviews to generate conflict management case studies based on conflict examples experienced by reserves.

They will also delve deeper into specific resources reserves need for managing conflict. The team will draw from these experiences and needs to develop Conflict Management for Collaborative Science training materials. The project team will apply for ADDIE model of instructional design for developing learning materials and activities. This includes Assessment and Analysis (needs assessment), Design, Development, Implementation (pilot), and Evaluation.

Finally, the Conflict Management for Collaborative Science training will be piloted at a reserve and delivered in full at the 2018 NERRS Annual Meeting. Team members will evaluate the pilot training and final training to shape the curriculum, resources, and training into their final forms for use within the NERRS and beyond.


National Estuarine Research Reserves have been designing and implementing collaborative science projects since 2009. Collaborative science in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) has emphasized research projects that integrate scientists and end users to co-create knowledge. These collaborative processes integrate diverse perspectives, interests, and resources, which can elevate the science and application of a project but can also generate conflict along the way. This project will bring together the shared experiences of reserves in managing conflict during collaborative research projects. It will synthesize lessons learned about managing conflict in collaborative science and create a curriculum, resources, and peer-to-peer training to share this knowledge and best practices. It will increase knowledge and awareness about the kinds of conflict that arise during collaborative science projects, the causes and consequences of conflict, and the times or phases of a project when conflict is most likely.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead

Christine Feurt, Ph.D.

Wells National Estuarine

Research Reserve

(207) 646-1555 x 111

Project Type

Science Transfer – promoting the use

of science

Project Collaborators

• Grand Bay Reserve, Mississippi

• Great Bay Reserve, New Hampshire

• Guana Tolomato Matanzas

Reserve, Florida

• Hudson River Reserve, New York

• Lake Superior Reserve, Wisconsin

• Mission-Aransas Reserve, Texas

• Narragansett Bay Reserve, Rhode Island

• NOAA Office for Coastal Management

• North Carolina Reserve

• Old Woman Creek Reserve, Ohio

• Rookery Bay Reserve, Florida

• San Francisco Bay Reserve, California

• Waquoit Bay Reserve, Massachusetts

• Wells Reserve and Laudholm

Trust, Maine


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine
None Wells NERR, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 795575
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


CC ID: 795576
Date Effective From: 2017-10
Date Effective To: 2019-09
Contact (Person): Feurt, Christine
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 795573
W° Bound: -70.6
E° Bound: -70.535
N° Bound: 43.35
S° Bound: 43.26

Wells, ME NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 795572
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-10-01
End: 2019-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 795578
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54586
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 11:32+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-11-26 17:27+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-26