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Management strategy evaluation: a powerful tool for conservation?

Citation
Bunnefeld N, Hoshino E & Milner-Gulland EJ (2011) Management strategy evaluation: a powerful tool for conservation?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26 (9), pp. 441-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.05.003

Abstract
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 evaluating management scenarios in a virtual world by including stakeholders 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.

Keywords
; Agricultural resources Africa Management

Notes
Output Type: Opinion

Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution: Volume 26, Issue 9

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bunnefeld, Nils; Hoshino, Eriko; Milner-Gulland, Eleanor J
Publication date30/09/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12568
PublisherCell Press/ Elsevier
ISSN0169-5347
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