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
Published: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2011.
Series:Statistics in practice.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 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.