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Management strategy evaluation: a powerful tool for conservation?


Bunnefeld, N and Hoshino, E and Milner-Gulland, EJ, Management strategy evaluation: a powerful tool for conservation?, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26, (9) pp. 441-447. ISSN 0169-5347 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.05.003


The poor management of natural resources has led in many cases to the decline and extirpation of populations. Recent advances in fisheries science could revolutionize management of harvested stocks by evaluatiing management scenarios in a virtual world by including stake-holders and by assessing its robustness to uncertainty. These advances have been synthesized into a framework, management strategy evaluation (MSE), which has hitherto not been used in terrestrial conservation. We review the potential of MSE to transform terrestrial conservation, emphasizing that the behavior of individual harvesters must be included because harvester compliance with management rules has been a major challenge in conservation. Incorporating resource user decision-making required to make MSEs relevant to terrestrial conservation will also advance fisheries science.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:natural resource management, management strategy evaluation, fisheries, harvest limit
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Ecological economics
UTAS Author:Hoshino, E (Dr Eriko Hoshino)
ID Code:77180
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:179
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2012-03-20
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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