Adaptive ecosystem management
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Adaptive ecosystem management is a natural resource management process.
The key features include planning, implementation, monitoring, research, evaluation, and incorporation of new knowledge are combined into a management approach that —
- (i) is based on scientific findings and the needs of society;
- (ii) treats management actions as experiments;
- (iii) acknowledges the complexity of these systems and scientific uncertainty; and
- (iv) uses the resulting new knowledge to modify future management methods and policy.