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Risks and decisions for conservation and environmental management
  • M. Burgman
  • Environmental Science, Psychology
  • 1 April 2005
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Values, history and perception 2. Kinds of uncertainty 3. Conventions and the risk management cycle 4. Experts, stakeholders and elicitation 5. Conceptual models andExpand
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Uncertainty pervades all our attempts to ascertain the truth about the natural and physical environment. Expand
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Risk assessment in conservation biology
A framework for risk assessment. A probabilistic framework. Causes of Extinction. Summary. White rhinoceros on Ndumu. Formulating a birth-and death model. Parameters and initial condition. TheExpand
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Eliciting expert knowledge in conservation science.
Expert knowledge is used widely in the science and practice of conservation because of the complexity of problems, relative lack of data, and the imminent nature of many conservation decisions.Expand
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Predictive accuracy of population viability analysis in conservation biology
Population viability analysis (PVA) is widely applied in conservation biology to predict extinction risks for threatened species and to compare alternative options for their mangement. It can also beExpand
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TEASIng apart alien species risk assessments: a framework for best practices.
Some alien species cause substantial impacts, yet most are innocuous. Given limited resources, forecasting risks from alien species will help prioritise management. Given that risk assessment (RA)Expand
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Clarifying values, risk perceptions, and attitudes to resolve or avoid social conflicts in invasive species management.
Decision makers and researchers recognize the need to effectively confront the social dimensions and conflicts inherent to invasive species research and management. Yet, despite numerous contentiousExpand
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Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
An understanding of risks to biodiversity is needed for planning action to slow current rates of decline and secure ecosystem services for future human use. Although the IUCN Red List criteriaExpand
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Limits to the use of threatened species lists
Threatened species lists are designed primarily to provide an easily understood qualitative estimate of risk of extinction. Expand
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Bias in species range estimates from minimum convex polygons: implications for conservation and options for improved planning
Minimum convex polygons (convex hulls) are an internationally accepted, standard method for estimating species’ ranges, particularly in circumstances in which presence-only data are the only kind ofExpand
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