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Introduction to some alternative methods for providing scientific information for management


Trenkel, VM and Kraak, SBM and Rice, J and Rochet, M-J and Smith, ADM, Introduction to some alternative methods for providing scientific information for management, Management Science in Fisheries: An introduction to simulation-based methods, Routledge, CTT Edwards, DJ Dankel (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 375-391. ISBN 9781138806801 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2016 Charles T.T. Edwards and Dorothy J. Dankel, selection and editorial material; individual chapters, the contributors

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315751443


Fisheries management requires scientific information at most steps of the decision cycle (see Dankel and Edwards, Chapter 1, this volume). The methods for providing this information will vary, and several other methods exist in addition to numerical simulations as demonstrated in previous chapters in this volume. We introduce three categories of such methods for providing information to support management decisions: expert judgment, use of mathematical models not involving simulations, and qualitative approaches. Some of these methods are suitable either as a first step in providing information on which to base advice for fisheries management, to be augmented subsequently by more targeted numerical simulations, or else when numerical simulations are impossible due to lack of knowledge, data, or resources to build appropriate models and carry out extensive simulations, or when the complexity of the systems makes modelling simplifications intractable.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:fisheries management, decision making
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Smith, ADM (Dr Tony Smith)
ID Code:118782
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-07-20
Last Modified:2017-08-03

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