ROOM: RSCC, F4
Wildlife and fisheries management are, at their core, decision-making exercises. The field of decision analysis offers a vast set of tools for framing, structuring, solving, implementing, and revisiting decisions, as well as for understanding the frailties of humans and institutions as decision makers. This workshop will outline the fundamentals of decision analysis, with an emphasis on participatory discussion and hands-on exercises. Topics covered will include: the structure of decisions; articulating objectives; developing creative alternatives; using the best available ecological and social science to evaluate alternatives; methods for analyzing different classes of decisions; the role of uncertainty; and adaptive management. Throughout the workshop, the instructors will share insights from real-world application of these approaches in both terrestrial and aquatic settings.
Organizers: Michael Runge, James T. Peterson, Sarah J. Converse, Kelly F. Robinson, Katrina Alger, Ashley Fortune
Supported by: TWS Biometrics Working Group; U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center