Research Supporting Recovery Programs: Dynamic Interactions Between Scientific Disciplines and Stakeholders, the Case of the European Sturgeon A. sturio
We analysed a posteriori the research carried out in France and Germany during the last 40 years in support the recovery programs of the European sturgeon. From this analysis it appears that different phases in the process of problem identification and rehabilitation correspond to a subset of paradigms. Some of them were very efficient to produce new knowledge but had a very limited impact in term of biological conservation, while some efficiently contributed equally to both aspects. The information obtained is obviously linked to the budget but the scale, structure and the composition of the networks of stakeholders and researchers involved explains most of the observed differences (types of scientific production and impacts for conservation) between periods.