Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Management

Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Management

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



This book outlines how to conduct a complete environmental risk assessment. The first part documents the psychology and philosophy of risk perception and assessment, introducing a taxonomy of uncertainty and the importance of context. It provides a critical examination of the use and abuse of expert judgement and goes on to outline approaches to hazard identification and subjective ranking that account for uncertainty and context. The second part of the book describes technical tools that can assist risk assessments to be transparent and internally consistent. These include interval arithmetic, ecotoxicological methods, logic trees and Monte Carlo simulation. These methods have an established place in risk assessments in many disciplines and their strengths and weaknesses are explored. The last part of the book outlines some new approaches, including p-bounds and information-gap theory, and describes how quantitative and subjective assessments can be used to make transparent decisions.Mark Burgman. motivation. For example, I put the following two sets of questions to a class of about 250 undergraduates ... Of the roughly 70 species that have become extinct globally in the last 400 years, more than 20 have become extinct inanbsp;...


Title:Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Management
Author: Mark Burgman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-04-07
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA