Title

Managing the wicked problem of transdisciplinary team formation in socio-ecological systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2016

Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. Transdisciplinary teams are called upon to research and resolve problems associated with socio-ecological systems, which are notoriously wicked. We propose that the formation of these teams is itself a wicked problem. We support this claim by identifying in transdisciplinary team formation characteristics from Rittel and Weber's (1973) list of wicked problem attributes. We recommend a set of strategies for managing the wickedness of team formation, drawn from our experience in forming teams to conduct research on socio-ecological systems and the team formation literature.

Publication Title

Landscape and Urban Planning

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