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Adaptive management of natural resources—framework and issues

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Environmental Management, May 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Adaptive management of natural resources—framework and issues
Published in
Journal of Environmental Management, May 2011
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.041
Pubmed ID
Authors

Byron K. Williams

Abstract

Adaptive management, an approach for simultaneously managing and learning about natural resources, has been around for several decades. Interest in adaptive decision making has grown steadily over that time, and by now many in natural resources conservation claim that adaptive management is the approach they use in meeting their resource management responsibilities. Yet there remains considerable ambiguity about what adaptive management actually is, and how it is to be implemented by practitioners. The objective of this paper is to present a framework and conditions for adaptive decision making, and discuss some important challenges in its application. Adaptive management is described as a two-phase process of deliberative and iterative phases, which are implemented sequentially over the timeframe of an application. Key elements, processes, and issues in adaptive decision making are highlighted in terms of this framework. Special emphasis is given to the question of geographic scale, the difficulties presented by non-stationarity, and organizational challenges in implementing adaptive management.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 806 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 19 2%
Australia 5 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Ecuador 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Virgin Islands, U.S. 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 761 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 165 20%
Student > Master 164 20%
Researcher 142 18%
Student > Bachelor 53 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 51 6%
Other 136 17%
Unknown 95 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 261 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 204 25%
Social Sciences 66 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 39 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 14 2%
Other 78 10%
Unknown 144 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2021.
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#1,696,537
of 19,862,278 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Environmental Management
#297
of 4,461 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,817
of 248,960 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Environmental Management
#9
of 66 outputs
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