Eliciting Expert Knowledge in Conservation Science

  title={Eliciting Expert Knowledge in Conservation Science},
  author={Tara G. Martin and Mark A. Burgman and Fiona Fidler and Petra M. Kuhnert and Samantha Low-Choy and Marissa McBride and Kerrie Lee Mengersen},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  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. Expert knowledge is substantive information on a particular topic that is not widely known by others. An expert is someone who holds this knowledge and who is often deferred to in its interpretation. We refer to predictions by experts of what may happen in a particular context as expert… 
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