Improving The Use Of Science In Conservation: Lessons From The Florida Panther

  title={Improving The Use Of Science In Conservation: Lessons From The Florida Panther},
  author={Michael J. Conroy and Paul Beier and Howard Quigley and Michael R. Vaughan},
Abstract In a companion article (Beier et al. 2006), we identified 2 sets of unreliable inferences that may compromise efforts to conserve the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi). In spite of serious flaws in methodology and interpretation, these unreliable conclusions have appeared in prominent, peer-refereed scientific journals and have been repeatedly cited and miscited in support of panther conservation. Future editors and referees may reduce these errors by insisting on adherence to an… 

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