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  • Structured Decision Making: Case Studies in Natural Resource Management
  • Edited by Michael C. Runge, Sarah J. Converse, James E. Lyons, and David R. Smith
  • 2020
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  • Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Provides and analyzes real examples of how structured decision making (SDM) can help solve complex problems involving natural resources.When faced with complicated, potentially controversial decisions that affect our environment, many resource management agencies have come to realize the value of structured decision making (SDM)—the systematic use of principles and tools of decision analysis. Few professionals, however, have extensive experience implementing SDM. Structured Decision Making provides key information to both current adopters of the method and those who are deploying it for the first time by demonstrating the formal use of decision analysis to support difficult, real-world natural resource management decisions. Drawing on case studies from multiple public agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Mauritius, the editors present an overview of decision analysis, a classification of decision types, and a catalog of decision analysis methods. Dozens of detailed charts and maps help contextualize the material. These case studies examine a rich variety of topics, including• keeping forest birds free from disease• conserving imperiled freshwater mussels• managing water for oil sands mining• dealing with coastal wetlands in the face of sea-level rise• designing networks for prairie-dependent taxa• combatting invasive alpine shrubs• managing vernal pool habitats for obligate amphibian species • and much moreAimed at decision makers tackling natural resource challenges in government agencies around the world, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students preparing to work in natural resource management, Structured Decision Making shows how SDM can be implemented to achieve optimal outcomes that integrate social values and scientific understanding.Contributors: Taber D. Allison, Larissa L. Bailey, Ellen A. Bean, Clint W. Boal, Gregory Breese, Stefano Canessa, Jean Fitts Cochrane, Sarah J. Converse, Cami S. Dixon, John G. Ewen, Christelle Ferrière, Jill J. Gannon, Beth Gardner, Adam W. Green, Justin A. Gude, Victoria M. Hunt, Kevin S. Kalasz, Melinda G. Knutson, Jim Kraus, Graham Long, Eric V. Lonsdorf, James E. Lyons, Conor P. McGowan, Sarah E. McRae, Michael S. Mitchell, Clinton T. Moore, Joslin L. Moore, Steven Morey, Dan W. Ohlson, Charlie Pascoe, Andrew Paul, Eben H. Paxton, Lori B. Pruitt, Michael C. Runge, Sarah N. Sells, Terry L. Shaffer, Stephanie Slade, David R. Smith, Jennifer A. Szymanski, Terry Walshe, Nicolas Zuël

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Halftitle
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Foreword, by Hugh P. Possingham
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Decision Analysis for Managing Public Natural Resources
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  1. Part I • Structuring Decisions
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  1. 2. Introduction to Structuring Decisions
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  1. 3. Allocating Funds under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan
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  1. 4. Keeping Hawai‘i’s Forest Birds One Step Ahead of Disease in a Warming World
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  1. Part II • Addressing Trade-Offs
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  1. 5. Introduction to Multi-criteria Decision Analysis
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  1. 6. Strategic Conservation of an Imperiled Freshwater Mussel, the Dwarf Wedgemussel, in North Carolina
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  1. 7. Spawning Closures for Coral Reef Fin Fish
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  1. 8. Managing Water for Oil Sands Mining
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  1. Part III • Addressing Resource Allocation
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  1. 9. Introduction to Resource Allocation
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  1. 10. Resource Allocation for Coastal Wetland Management: Confronting Uncertainty about Sea Level Rise
  2. pp. 108-123
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  1. 11. Reserve Network Design for Prairie-Dependent Taxa in South Puget Sound
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  1. 12. Optimizing Resource Allocation for Managing a Shrub Invading Alpine Peatlands in Australia
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  1. Part IV • Addressing Risk
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  1. 13. Introduction to Risk Analysis
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  1. 14. Addressing Disease Risk to Develop a Health Program for Bighorn Sheep in Montana
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  1. 15. Hedging against Uncertainty When Granting Permits for Mitigation
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  1. 16. Dealing with Risk Attitudes in Supplementary Feeding of Mauritius Olive White-Eyes
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  1. Part V • Addressing Knowledge Gaps
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  1. 17. Introduction to Prediction and the Value of Information
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  1. 18. Developing Performance Criteria for a Population Model for Indiana Bat Conservation
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  1. 19. Using a Research Experiment to Reduce Key Uncertainty about Managing Vernal Pool Habitats for Obligate Amphibian Species
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  1. 20. Prioritizing Uncertainties to Improve Management of a Reintroduction Program
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  1. Part VI • Addressing Linked and Dynamic Decisions
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  1. 21. Introduction to Linked and Dynamic Decisions
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  1. 22. Restoration of Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region
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  1. 23. An Adaptive Approach to Vegetation Management in Native Prairies of the Northern Great Plains
  2. pp. 246-257
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  1. 24. Decision Implementation and the Double-Loop Process in Adaptive Management of Horseshoe Crab Harvest in Delaware Bay
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421437576
Related ISBN
9781421437569
MARC Record
OCLC
1152523215
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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