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Adaptive Management:  Clear Direction in an Uncertain World

Presented by Clint Moore at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 30 January 2008


This talk provides an introduction to the concept and application of adaptive management.  Adaptive management builds on the design principles of structured decision making, and it is specifically applicable to some decision made repeatedly through time or space.  The presentation introduces the principal sources of uncertainty that impede decision making, and in particular, structural uncertainty, the specific focus of adaptive management.  Adaptive management provides clear roles for management, research, monitoring, and stakeholder input, and it offers a natural framework for their integration.  Examples of applying adaptive management in a variety of natural resource settings are presented.  The talk concludes with an appeal for including more training in adaptive management and model-based decision making in the graduate-level curricula of natural resource programs.


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