Measurement and meaningfulness in conservation science.

  title={Measurement and meaningfulness in conservation science.},
  author={Abel. Wolman},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={20 6},
  • A. Wolman
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
Incomplete databases often require conservation scientists to estimate data either through expert judgment or other scoring, rating, and ranking procedures. At the same time, ecosystem complexity has led to the use of increasingly sophisticated algorithms and mathematical models to aid in conservation theorizing, planning, and decision making. Understanding the limitations imposed by the scales of measurement of conservation data is important for the development of sound conservation theory and… Expand
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