An Introduction to Adaptive Management for Threatened and Endangered Species

  title={An Introduction to Adaptive Management for Threatened and Endangered Species},
  author={Michael C. Runge},
  journal={Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management},
  • M. C. Runge
  • Published 20 December 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Abstract Management of threatened and endangered species would seem to be a perfect context for adaptive management. Many of the decisions are recurrent and plagued by uncertainty, exactly the conditions that warrant an adaptive approach. But although the potential of adaptive management in these settings has been extolled, there are limited applications in practice. The impediments to practical implementation are manifold and include semantic confusion, institutional inertia, misperceptions… 

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