Uncertainty and adaptive management for biodiversity conservation

Keith, David A., Martin, Tara G., McDonald-Madden, Eve and Walters, Carl (2011) Uncertainty and adaptive management for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation, 144 4: 1175-1178. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.11.022

Author Keith, David A.
Martin, Tara G.
McDonald-Madden, Eve
Walters, Carl
Title Uncertainty and adaptive management for biodiversity conservation
Journal name Biological Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-3207
Publication date 2011-04-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.11.022
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 144
Issue 4
Start page 1175
End page 1178
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Adaptive management of natural resources is widely supported, but in biodiversity conservation there have been few practical applications of the approach in its entirety. Some of the contributions to this special publication examine progress in the implementation of adaptive approaches into conservation policy, while others explore novel theoretical and modeling approaches that seek to accommodate the complexities of real-world applications. Several of the papers address the treatment of uncertainty in adaptive management through innovative approaches to experimentation and monitoring, use and characterisation of expert knowledge and reconciliation of differences of opinion about parameters or systems. Drawing on these contributions, we discuss the major impediments to implementing adaptive management, why adaptive management has been slow to be implemented and how this can be redressed.
Keyword Conflict resolution
Conservation policy
Decision making
Ecosystem management
Experimental management
Learning by doing
Management goals
Process model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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