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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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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 720 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 19 3%
Australia 5 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Ecuador 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 8 1%
Unknown 675 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 156 22%
Student > Master 155 22%
Researcher 132 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 47 7%
Student > Bachelor 45 6%
Other 125 17%
Unknown 60 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 250 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 186 26%
Social Sciences 62 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 39 5%
Engineering 15 2%
Other 65 9%
Unknown 103 14%

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.
All research outputs
#1,546,242
of 18,057,469 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Environmental Management
#256
of 3,924 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,031
of 240,030 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Environmental Management
#9
of 66 outputs
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