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Persha, Lauren M. & Agrawal, Arun (2010). Common Property Theory, Elinor Ostrom, and the IFRI Network. Current Conservation, 4(3), 9-11.


Founded in 1992 at Indiana University and with its current home at the University of Michigan, the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network addresses one of the pervasive gaps in research on the commons—the lack of systematic data that can be analyzed,
using coherent conceptual frameworks and advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches. Focusing on forest commons, and "nding inspiration in the research of Elinor Ostrom and other scholars of the commons, IFRI researchers and scientists have implemented common data collection protocols and approaches across a variety of cultural, social, biophysical, and national contexts, in order to improve the understanding, of how forests are collectively used and governed, and with what e#ects.


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Current Conservation


Persha, Lauren M.
Agrawal, Arun