Decision making in ecology; turning theory into practice

Deciding which areas to conserve, which species to protect or when to carry out management and control techniques are necessary steps in the process of using ecological assessments to inform land-use decisions. Whilst ecological researches often recommend certain decisions be made based on sound inference and statistical methods, these recommendations are not always followed through. A team of researchers has developed a new step-by-step problem-oriented approach for informing land-use decisions. Read the full article here.

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