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Decision-Making in Conservation and Natural Resource Management
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  • 35 b/w illus. 15 tables
  • Page extent: 286 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.48 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9781107465381)

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Making decisions about the management and conservation of nature is necessarily complex, with many competing pressures on natural systems, opportunities and benefits for different groups of people and a varying, uncertain social and ecological environment. An approach which is narrowly focused on either human development or environmental protection cannot deliver sustainable solutions. This volume provides frameworks for improving the integration of natural resource management with conservation and supporting stronger collaboration between researchers and practitioners in developed and developing countries. Novel approaches are required when ecological and social dynamics are highly interdependent. A structured, participatory, model-based approach to decision-making for biodiversity conservation has been proven to produce real-world change. There are surprisingly few successful case studies, however; some of the best are presented here, from fisheries, pest management and conservation. Researchers and practitioners need this interdisciplinary approach, focused on quantitative tools that have been tested and applied, and learning from success.

Contents

1. Introduction Nils Bunnefeld, Emily Nicholson, E. J. Milner-Gulland; Part I. Approaches to Decision-Making: 2. Fisheries science and participatory management strategy evaluation: eliciting objectives, visions and system models Cathy Dichmont and Beth Fulton; 3. Rapid prototyping for decision structuring: an efficient approach to conservation decision analysis Georgia E. Garrard, Libby Rumpff, Michael C. Runge and Sarah J. Converse; 4. Understanding uptake of decision-support models in conservation and natural resource management Yung En Chee, Fiona Fidler and Bonnie Wintle; 5. Understanding human wellbeing for conservation: a locally driven, mixed methods approach Emily Woodhouse, Katherine M. Homewood, Emilie Beauchamp, Tom Clements, J. Terrence McCabe, David Wilkie and E. J. Milner-Gulland; Part II. Challenges in Implementation: 6. Implementing decision analysis tools for invasive species management Joslin L. Moore, Charlie Pascoe, Elaine Thomas and Marie Keatley; 7. Using management strategy evaluation as a framework for improving conservation under uncertainty: the case of the Serengeti ecosystem Ana Nuno, Nils Bunnefeld and E. J. Milner-Gulland; 8. The use of quantitative models in the harvest management of wild ungulates, carnivores and small game – using Norway as a case study Erlend B. Nilsen; 9. Linking global biodiversity indicators with global conservation policy Emily Nicholson, Beth Fulton and Ben Collen; 10. Synthesis: moving forward together E. J. Milner-Gulland, Emily Nicholson and Nils Bunnefeld.

Contributors

Nils Bunnefeld, Emily Nicholson, E. J. Milner-Gulland, Cathy Dichmont, Beth Fulton, Georgia E. Garrard, Libby Rumpff, Michael C. Runge, Sarah J. Converse, Yung En Chee, Fiona Fidler, Bonnie Wintle, Emily Woodhouse, Katherine M. Homewood, Emilie Beauchamp, Tom Clements, J. Terrence McCabe, David Wilkie, Joslin L. Moore, Charlie Pascoe, Elaine Thomas, Marie Keatley, Ana Nuno, Erlend B. Nilsen, Ben Collen

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