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What is adaptive management?

Dr. Gregory Wilson, Governance and Public Sector Management

Adaptive management is not a new concept particularly in international development.  As long ago as 1983, Dennis Rondinelli, had alluded to many of the problems with the uncertainty in development work and advocated for approaches that are more iterative and adaptive, that allows space for incremental learning… 2,352 more words


Portland Sustainable Landscapes: Toward Health and Diversity - Creating an Organizational Structure for Implementation


An Office of Sustainable Landscapes that oversees all landscapes within the City and provides active leadership to both private and commercial property owners through the following: 6,168 more words


Losing Our Urban Landscapes: Sustainable Goals and Our Crisis in Leadership

The following is intended as a template for action or a beginning point for a discussion that is long overdue.

Landscapes are more complex than most people realize.  5,333 more words


Using 'adaptive co-management' strategies for uncertain freshwater futures

Global freshwater systems are becoming increasingly variable and unpredictable, largely due to the impacts of human pressures and climate change (see, for discussion, this paper (pdf) 1,051 more words


"Open Standards" for the Practice of Conservation

How Can Conservation Organizations share a common language and framework for increased learning and adaptive management? 

In a world with competing interests and an ever increasing pressure on the natural world, it is important that resources spent on biodiversity conservation are used to their utmost efficacy. 570 more words


Malleefowl Forum Proceedings now online

In September 2014, the Malleefowl Adaptive Management team visited Dubbo to participate in the National Malleefowl Forum. Recently the Forum Proceedings have been published online… 348 more words

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Adaptive management of a mainland-island metapopulation

Earlier this year, Ecological Applications published one of QAEcologist Darren Southwell‘s PhD thesis chapters as an article. In it, Darren builds a model of a threatened species following mainland-island metapopulation dynamics and investigates the relative merits of adding new habitat patches, extending the area of existing patches and leaving the metapopulation alone. 268 more words

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