From the Archives: Adaptive Management: What Does It Look Like in Practice? (MEAM December 2010-January 2011, Issue 4:3)

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.

Article highlights:

  • Getting the public to understand the "learning as we do it" philosophy
  • Collecting the right level of monitoring data to support the decisions you need to make
  • Practicing adaptive management amid resource limitations and multi-jurisdictional authorities
  • Balancing the change implied by adaptive management with the certainty implied by spatial planning
  • Building adaptive capacity may be more important than adaptive management

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