Profile Introduction and Analysis

  • Tanya M. HowardEmail author
  • Theodore R. Alter
  • Paloma Z. Frumento
  • Lyndal J. Thompson


Practice stories (or practitioner profiles as we call them here) are useful learning tools. They open a window into lived experience, illustrating challenge and opportunity, as well as wisdom gained from this experience. The profiles collected here contain useful first-hand knowledge of the intersection of pest management and community engagement in both personal and professional experience. While practitioners reveal diverse objectives, they share a common desire to bring people together, across their differences, for mutually beneficial and acceptable outcomes. The result is a collection that shows how the interaction between ideas, experience and reflection can sustain an individual in their work with community, over time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanya M. Howard
    • 1
    Email author
  • Theodore R. Alter
    • 2
  • Paloma Z. Frumento
    • 2
  • Lyndal J. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Australian Centre for Agriculture and LawUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.Center for Economic and Community DevelopmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Education and TrainingUniversity of New EnglandCanberraAustralia

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