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Embracing uncertainty in applied ecology

Abstract:

1. Applied ecologists often face uncertainty that hinders effective decision-making.
2. Common traps that may catch the unwary are: ignoring uncertainty, acknowledging uncertainty but ploughing on, focussing on trivial uncertainties, believing your models, and unclear objectives.
3. We integrate research insights and examples from a wide range of applied ecological fields to illustrate advances that are generally underused, but could facilitate ecologists’ ability to plan and exec...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1111/1365-2664.12887

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Merton College
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Grant:
EEID R01 GM105247-01; RAPID program (award DEB-1514704)
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Applied Ecology Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
6
Pages:
2063–2068
Publication date:
2017-03-09
Acceptance date:
2017-01-31
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EISSN:
1365-2664
ISSN:
0021-8901
Pubs id:
pubs:675930
URN:
uri:47e9eace-5e5a-434a-b048-8d49b95d4697
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uuid:47e9eace-5e5a-434a-b048-8d49b95d4697
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pubs:675930

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