Adaptive Environmental Management: A Practitioner's Guide by Catherine Allan, George Henry Stankey

By Catherine Allan, George Henry Stankey

Adaptive administration is the prompt capability for carrying on with atmosphere administration and use of common assets, particularly within the context of ‘integrated normal source management’. Conceptually, adaptive administration is just studying from previous administration activities to enhance destiny making plans and administration. notwithstanding, adaptive administration has proved tricky to accomplish in perform.

With a view to facilitating greater perform, this new ebook provides classes discovered from case reports, to supply managers with prepared entry to suitable details. instances are drawn from a couple of disciplinary fields, together with administration of secure components, watersheds and farms, rivers, forests, biodiversity and pests. Examples from Australia, New Zealand, the us, Canada, the united kingdom and Europe are offered at a number of scales, from person farms, via local tasks, to state-wide planning.

While the booklet is designed basically for practitioners and coverage advisors within the fields of environmental and average source administration, it's going to additionally offer a invaluable reference for college students and researchers with pursuits in environmental, typical source and conservation management.

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Challenges in adaptive management of riparian and coastal ecosystems. Conservation Ecology (online), 1(2), 1 ff. , Stevens, L. , & Gold, B. (2000). Ecosystem modeling for evaluation of adaptive management policies in the Grand Canyon. Conservation Ecology (online), 4(2), [online] Art 1. Walters, C. J. (1986). Adaptive management of renewable resources. New York: Macmillan. Walters, C. J. (2007). Is adaptive management helping to solve fisheries problems? Ambio, 36(4), 304–307. Walters, C. , & Holling, C.

Science Practitioners Scientific skill is essential for all of the components of adaptive management. This includes not only domain experts capable of simplifying, translating and communicating their domain knowledge, but also those experienced in integration, or interpreting science from one field to make it fit with that of another. The ability to express scientific concepts in understandable ways is also necessary, as the learning, describing, predicting and doing components draw heavily upon communication – up, down and sideways.

Adaptive management, monitoring, and the ecological sustainability of a thermal-polluted water ecosystem: A case in SW Spain. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 104(1–3), 19–35. Converse, S. , White, G. , Farris, K. , & Zack, S. (2006). Small mammals and forest fuel reduction: National-scale responses to fire and fire surrogates. Ecological Applications, 16(5), 1717–1729. Cote, M. , & Messier, C. (2001). Increasing partnerships between scientists and forest managers: Lessons from an ongoing interdisciplinary project in Quebec.

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