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Human Responses to Change: Modeling Household Decision Making in Western Serengeti

Kathleen A. Galvin, Steven Polasky, Christopher Costello and Martin Loibooki.

in Serengeti III

October 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7045 words.

This chapter has the following objectives: (1) it places the decision making and livelihood strategies of people who live on the west side of Serengeti National Park within a conceptual...

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Why We Really Don't Care about the Evidence in Evidence-Based Decision Making in Conservation (and How to Change This)

Daniel T. Blumstein.

in Ignoring Nature No More

June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4277 words.

This chapter first explains why scientific evidence plays a key role in conservation and management. It then discusses how scientific evidence should be used in decision making and how to...

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Dynamic Consequences of Human Behavior in the Serengeti Ecosystem

Christopher Costello, Nicholas Burger, Kathleen A. Galvin, Ray Hilborn and Stephen Polasky.

in Serengeti III

October 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7028 words.

This chapter develops a model of the interactions between local communities, wildlife, and management options in the Serengeti. The purpose is to provide a framework for analyzing...

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Implementing management for long-term sustainability

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe.

in Conservation and Sustainable Use

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 15345 words.

This chapter looks at how to implement management plans, monitor their conservation effectiveness and value for money, and ensure that they are resilient for the long term. Effective...

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Primate abundance and distribution: background concepts and methods

Genevieve Campbell, Josephine Head, Jessica Junker and K.A.I. Nekaris.

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 18211 words.

Primate distribution, abundance, as well as their spatial and temporal population trends, are important data to collect in the aim of gaining knowledge on ecosystem functioning, but can...

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Interpreting and estimating the value of ecosystem services

Lawrence H. Goulder and Donald Kennedy.

in Natural Capital

April 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 12779 words.

This chapter examines philosophical bases for ecosystem service value and explores ways of measuring such value. In exploring the philosophical bases of value, it lays out competing...

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Incorporating ecosystem services in decisions

Emily McKenzie, Frances Irwin, Janet Ranganathan, Craig Hanson, Carolyn Kousky, Karen Bennett, Susan Ruffo, Marc Conte, James Salzman and Jouni Paavola.

in Natural Capital

April 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 10108 words.

While there are clear and compelling opportunities for inculcating nature’s value into public and private decision-making, the reality is that ecosystem services are still far from being...

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Assessing multiple ecosystem services: an integrated tool for the real world

Heather Tallis and Stephen Polasky.

in Natural Capital

April 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 10777 words.

This chapter outlines the major challenges in taking an approach to decision-making that integrates ecosystem services, and presents a new spatially explicit modelling tool – called InVEST...

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The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation

Sandra Tranquilli.

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 10242 words.

In this chapter, the evidence-based approach to conservation (EBC) is presented, in which scientific evidence is used to determine the effectiveness of conservation actions and to inform...

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Compassionate Conservation

Daniel Ramp, Dror Ben-Ami, Keely Boom and David B. Croft.

in Ignoring Nature No More

June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 9765 words.

This chapter presents case studies of wildlife management in Australasia to explore the goals of animal welfare science and animal conservation science with respect to wild and free-living...

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Poverty and the distribution of ecosystem services

Heather Tallis, Stefano Pagiola, Wei Zhang, Sabina Shaikh, Erik Nelson, Charlotte Stanton and Priya Shyamsundar.

in Natural Capital

April 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 9169 words.

This chapter examines how the emerging field of mapping and modelling ecosystem services and poverty can help identify the links between ecosystem conditions and human conditions. It...

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Why systemic management works

Charles W. Fowler.

in Systemic Management

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 24950 words.

This chapter describes how systemic management does more than embrace all of the nine tenets of management laid out in Chapter 1. It shows how such management not only solves the problems...

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Epilogue

Charles W. Fowler.

in Systemic Management

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 15981 words.

The epilogue develops the concept that systemic management involves systemic change—human change to allow ecosystems and the biosphere to self-organize and achieve health or normal states....

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Habitat Management for Conservation

Malcolm Ausden.

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 424 pages.

Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat, where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for...

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Systemic Management

Charles W. Fowler.

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 312 pages.

“Systemic management” describes a holistic, objective, and universally applicable form of management, providing a framework for addressing environmental challenges such as global warming,...

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Lessons from Local Studies for Global Sustainability

Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, Wu Yang, Andrés Viña, Li An, Neil Carter, Xiaodong Chen, Wei Liu, Zhiyun Ouyang and Hemin Zhang.

in Pandas and People

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7444 words.

Two decades of interdisciplinary research in Wolong Nature Reserve and beyond has revealed many complexities of human–nature interactions. This chapter summarizes ten overarching lessons...

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Introduction: Understanding the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Craig Packer and Stephen Polasky.

in Serengeti III

October 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 1894 words.

This third volume of the Serengeti series develops a fully integrated research program that includes socioeconomic research on human activities and human decision making, in concert with...

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Land Use Economics in the Mara Area of the Serengeti Ecosystem

Mike Norton-Griffiths, Mohammed Y. Said, Suzanne Serneels, Dixon S. Kaelo, Mike Coughenour, Richard H. Lamprey, D. Michael Thompson and Robin S. Reid.

in Serengeti III

October 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 11550 words.

The northern part of the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem falls within the two Kenyan districts of Narok and Trans Mara. Within these two districts, major land use changes have been clear for quite...

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Bears or Butterflies? How Should Zoos Make Value-Driven Decisions about Their Collections?

Clare Palmer, T. J. Kasperbauer and Peter Sandøe.

in The Ark and Beyond

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 5010 words.

Zoos are ethically contested institutions, not only in terms of their existence, but also with respect to their aims, policies, and practices. Many of these aims, policies, and practices...

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Transforming Wicked Environmental Problems in the Government Arena

Jill Lewandowski.

in Human-Wildlife Conflict

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 10328 words.

Management of marine resources by governments is often wrought with wicked environmental problems. These types of problems involve highly complex and controversial issues, high levels of...

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