Book Chapter

Towards adaptive management of native vegetation in regional landscapes

DH Duncan, BA Wintle

Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography | Published : 2008

Abstract

Landscape modellers are now capable of combining high resolution spatial data with process models to explore natural resource management scenarios at scales appropriate for decision making, but what of the process of decision making itself? In this chapter we review the applicability of the ‘adaptive management’ paradigm to natural resource management, using regional management of native vegetation by Catchment Management Authorities as an example. We find that progress has been made in the approach to defining management objectives and specifying assumptions behind vegetation change models; however, there remain significant challenges in instituting true management experiments and identifyi..

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