***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** My colleagues and I are using SNA to investigate whether natural resources scientists and managers in the Forest Service and other agencies are embedded in a network that fosters learning and complex problem solving. For example, we want to determine the extent to which scientists and managers are engaged in interactions (including bi-directional exchanges of information) across disciplinary boundaries. We are considering a number of different measures (density, cross-boundary exchange [relations within/between groups], centrality). We would like to learn more about other measures that you would recommend. Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Ken Vance-Borland, Executive Director The Conservation Planning Institute "To protect and restore biological diversity through innovative conservation planning that is focused on effective implementation" Tel:(541)231-7949 Email: [log in to unmask] Skype: ken.vance.borland http://www.conservationplanninginstitute.org/ CPI is an IUCN member organization http://www.iucn.org/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.