Improving natural resource management : ecological and political models /

The decision to implement environmental protection options is a political one. These, and other political and social decisions affect the balance of the ecosystem and how the point of equilibrium desired is to be reached. This book develops a stochastic, temporal model of how political processes inf...

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Main Author: Haas, Timothy C.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2011.
Series:Statistics in practice.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index. 
505 0 |a Managing a political-ecological system. Introduction -- Simulator architecture, operation, and example output -- Blue whale population management -- Finding the most practical ecosystem management plan -- An open-web-based ecosystem management tool -- Model formulation, estimation, and reliability. Influence diagrams of political decision making -- Group IDs for the East African cheetah EMT -- Modeling wildlife population dynamics with an influence diagram -- Political action taxonomies, collection protocols, and an actions history example -- Ecosystem data -- Statistical fitting of the political-ecological system simulator -- Assessing the simulator's reliability and improving its construct validity -- Assessment. Current capabilities and limitations of the politically realistic EMT -- Appendices. Appendix A. Heuristics used to assign hypothesis values to parameters -- Appendix B. Cluster computing version of Hooke and Jeeves search. 
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