Competing harvesting strategies in a simulated population under uncertainty

  title={Competing harvesting strategies in a simulated population under uncertainty},
  author={Eleanor J Milner-Gulland and Katriona Shea and Hugh H Possingham and Tim Coulson and Chris Wilcox},
We present a case study of the use of simulation modelling to develop and test strategies for managing populations under uncertainty. Strategies that meet a stock conservation criterion under a base case scenario are subjected to a set of robustness trials, including biased and highly variable abundance estimates and poaching. Strategy performance is assessed with respect to a conservation criterion, the revenues achieved and their variability. Strategies that harvest heavily, even when the… CONTINUE READING


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