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Confronting and Coping with Uncertainty in Biodiversity Research and Praxis

Haila, Yrjö, Henle, Klaus, Apostolopoulou, Evangelia, Cent, Joanna, Framstad, Erik, Goerg, Cristoph, Jax, Kurt, Klenke, Reinhard, Magnuson, William, Matsinos, Yiannis, and others. (2014) Confronting and Coping with Uncertainty in Biodiversity Research and Praxis. Nature Conservation, 8 (1). pp. 45-75. ISSN 1314-6947. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper summarises discussions in a workshop entitled “exploring uncertainties in biodiversity science, policy and management”. It draws together experiences gained by scientists and scholars when encountering and coping with different types of uncertainty in their work in the field of biodiversity protection. The discussion covers all main phases of scientific work: field work and data analysis; methodologies; setting goals for research projects, taking simultaneously into account the agency of scientists conducting the work; developing communication with policy-makers and society at large; and giving arguments for the societal relevance of the issues. The paper concludes with a plea for collaborative learning that would build upon close cooperation among specialists who have developed expertise in different fields in research, management and politics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Joseph Tzanopoulos
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2014 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44626 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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