Monitoring does not always count

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P. W. J., Fuller, R. A., Martin, T. G., Game, E. T., Montambault, J., & Possingham, H. P. (2010) Monitoring does not always count. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(10), pp. 547-550.

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The gross under-resourcing of conservation endeavours has placed an increasing emphasis on spending accountability. Increased accountability has led to monitoring forming a central element of conservation programs. Although there is little doubt that information obtained from monitoring can improve management of biodiversity, the cost (in time and/or money) of gaining this knowledge is rarely considered when making decisions about allocation of resources to monitoring. We present a simple framework allowing managers and policy advisors to make decisions about when to invest in monitoring to improve management. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

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ID Code: 82397
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: animal, decision tree, economics, environmental monitoring, environmental protection, killer whale, marsupial, note, songbird, Animals, Conservation of Natural Resources, Decision Trees, Marsupialia, Songbirds, Whale, Killer
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.07.002
ISSN: 01695347 (ISSN)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Elsevier
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2015 07:21
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 03:51

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