Decision-making in conservation and natural resource management : models for interdisciplinary approaches / edited by Nils Bunnefeld, Emily Nicholson, E.J. Milner-Gulland.

Contributor(s): Bunnefeld, N. (Nils) [editor.] | Nicholson, Emily (Lecturer) [editor.] | Milner-Gulland, E. J [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Conservation biology series (Cambridge, England): 22.Publisher: [Cambridge] : Cambridge University Press, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1107465389; 9781107465381; 1107092361; 9781107092365.Subject(s): NATURAL RESOURCES | RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | DECISIONS | NATURE CONSERVATIONHoldings: GRETA POINT: 502/504 DEC
Contents:
List of contributors -- Acknowledgements. Introduction / Nils Bunnefeld, Emily Nicholson, and E.J. Milner-Gulland. Part 1 Approaches to decision-making : Fisheries science and participatory management strategy evaluation: eliciting objectives, visions and system models / Catherine M. Dichmont and Elizabeth A. Fulton -- Rapid prototyping for decision structuring: an efficient approach to conservation decision analysis / Georgia E. Garrard, Libby Rumpff, Michael C. Runge and Sarah J. Converse -- Understanding uptake of decision-support models in conservation and natural resource management / Yung En Chee, Fioan Fidler and Bonnie C. Wintle -- Understanding human well-being 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 2 Challenges in implementation : Implementing decision analysis tools for invasive species management / Joslin L. Moore, Charlie Pascoe, Elaine Thomas and Marie Keatley -- 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 -- 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 -- Linking biodiversity indicators with global conservation policy / Emily Nicholson, Elizabeth A. Fulton and Ben Collen -- Synthesis: moving forward together / E.J. Milner-Gulland, Emily Nicholson and Nils Bunnefeld. References -- Index.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-268) and index.

List of contributors -- Acknowledgements. Introduction / Nils Bunnefeld, Emily Nicholson, and E.J. Milner-Gulland. Part 1 Approaches to decision-making : Fisheries science and participatory management strategy evaluation: eliciting objectives, visions and system models / Catherine M. Dichmont and Elizabeth A. Fulton -- Rapid prototyping for decision structuring: an efficient approach to conservation decision analysis / Georgia E. Garrard, Libby Rumpff, Michael C. Runge and Sarah J. Converse -- Understanding uptake of decision-support models in conservation and natural resource management / Yung En Chee, Fioan Fidler and Bonnie C. Wintle -- Understanding human well-being 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 2 Challenges in implementation : Implementing decision analysis tools for invasive species management / Joslin L. Moore, Charlie Pascoe, Elaine Thomas and Marie Keatley -- 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 -- 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 -- Linking biodiversity indicators with global conservation policy / Emily Nicholson, Elizabeth A. Fulton and Ben Collen -- Synthesis: moving forward together / E.J. Milner-Gulland, Emily Nicholson and Nils Bunnefeld. References -- Index.

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.

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