Barriers to the Use of Ecological Models in Decision Making

  • Virginia H. Dale
  • Chris Rewerts
  • Webb Van Winkle
  • Mark A. Harwell
  • Mike Vasievich
  • Steve Hodapp

6.6 Conclusions

In this chapter, the discussion focused on situations in which models can, should, or have been used as well as on how models helped or could have helped the decisions. Our perspective is that models and sound science should be used because they can improve the decision process or the like-lihood of making the best decision with the available data and the under-standing of the processes involved. Such an adoption of models will cost more, take more time, and be potentially more complex, but it will improve the management of natural resources and will save money and other resources in the long term.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia H. Dale
  • Chris Rewerts
  • Webb Van Winkle
  • Mark A. Harwell
  • Mike Vasievich
  • Steve Hodapp

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