This talk will describe the work of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers from five continents. Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation and Ecosystem Management (BEHAVE, www.behave.net) integrates behavioral principles and processes with local knowledge to enhance ecological, economic, and social values of rural and urban communities. By providing understanding of the behavior of soil, plants, animals and humans in ever-changing environments, BEHAVE helps people apply new and more efficient practices that benefit all facets of the environment and the businesses that manage land. In the process, everyone involved is a student attempting to better understand behavior and to apply basic principles of behavior change to help one another appreciate our differences and build upon our collective strengths to sustain communities and landscapes in ways that integrate diverse ecological, economic, and social values and services.
Review Fred Provenza’s biographical statement.