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At Your Service: Developing Models to Help Natural Resource Managers Make Better Decisions

This article is from Issue Scientific Models in Adaptive Management - Vol. 17 No. 1.

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The scientists in this study developed a process to help managers identify management priorities. As conditions change over time, the managers wanted to adapt their management priorities to fit the changing conditions.

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Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process
  • Uses and Benefits of Science

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Benefit of natural resources to local economy
  • Cycles
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Ecosystems
  • Human impact on natural resources
  • Human impact on natural resources and other living things
  • Outdoor Time
  • Value of natural environments

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms (C)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure of the earth system (D)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)