Adaptive monitoring in the real world: proof of concept

Date

2011

Authors

Likens, Gene E.
Haywood, Andrew
Miezis, Lee
Lindenmayer, David B

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Elsevier

Abstract

We recently proposed the adaptive monitoring approach for improving ecological monitoring, but to date no explicit examples exist. In this review, we demonstrate adaptive monitoring using two new case studies where pre-existing monitoring programs were redesigned to address new policy and scientific questions without breaching the integrity of past and ongoing time-series data. Lessons underpinning successful adaptive monitoring are: better recognition of the potential inter-relationships between adaptive monitoring and adaptive management to improve adoption of both; an understanding of what constitutes adaptive monitoring so that it is readily differentiated from ad hoc and reactive monitoring; and the forging of partnerships between researchers, policy-makers and resource managers to accommodate differences between policy-relevant and research-relevant questions and differences in conceptual models of ecosystem function, structure and management.

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Keywords: adaptive management; data set; ecological modeling; ecosystem function; environmental monitoring; literature review; policy making; time series; Asteraceae; Australia; biodiversity; biological model; ecosystem; environmental monitoring; environmental plan

Citation

Source

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1016/j.tree.2011.08.002

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2037-12-31