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Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems by Craig R. Allen, Ahjond S. Garmestani

By Craig R. Allen, Ahjond S. Garmestani

Adaptive administration is an method of coping with social-ecological structures that fosters studying concerning the structures being controlled and is still on the vanguard of environmental administration approximately forty years after its unique belief. Adaptive administration persists since it permits motion regardless of uncertainty, and uncertainty is diminished whilst studying happens throughout the administration technique. frequently termed “learning via doing”, the attract of this administration technique has entrenched the idea that broadly in company course and statutory mandates around the globe. This remarkable quantity is a set of essays at the earlier, current and way forward for adaptive administration written through favorite authors with lengthy event in constructing, imposing, and assessing adaptive administration. relocating ahead, the e-book presents policymakers, managers and scientists a strong instrument for dealing with for resilience within the face of uncertainty.

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Benson and C. Schultz Adaptive management [is a decision process that] promotes flexible decision-making that can be adjusted in the face of uncertainties as outcomes from management actions and other events become better understood.

Many cases around the world have undergone the assessment phase of adaptive management, but only a subset has moved through this phase to the management phase (Walters 1997, Gunderson et al. 2008). Among the reasons for this include the inability to discern among competing hypotheses. That is, rather than develop policies or management tests based on a single hypothesis, multiple hypotheses can lead to dramatically different actions. One such case arose in the assessment of the Florida Everglades.

Princeton: Princeton University Press. , & Patton, M. Q. (2006). Getting to maybe: How the world has changed. Canada: Random House. Chapter 3 Lessons from Adaptive Management: Obstacles and Outcomes Lance Gunderson Keywords Adaptive management · Ecology · Uncertainty · Policy · Obstacles Introduction The approach to resource management called adaptive management was proposed as a way for resource managers to integrate scientific understanding with the management of natural resources. Adaptive management has been applied in large-scale resource systems in the United States for at least three decades.

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