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Applications of decision analysis for the conservation of coastal and marine systems

Speaker: Dr. Julian Martin
Affiliation:
USGS
Title:
Applications of decision analysis for the conservation of coastal and marine systems
Abstract: I will discuss the role of ecological modeling for making decisions about natural resource management in coastal and marine systems. First, I will describe the role of traditional approaches for conservation, such as population viability analyses, threat analyses and trend detection. Then I will present a more structured approach to decision making. I will consider the example of spatial conservation planning, and particularly the optimal design of protection zones for marine wildlife. I will follow up with the application of an adaptive resource management framework for dealing with sequential decisions and model uncertainty. I will also contrast the role of surveillance and targeted monitoring programs in the context of conservation and management.
Bio: Julien Martin is a researcher at the US Geological Survey’s Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and at the St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center. His expertise includes: population ecology, ecological forecasting and the application of decision theory to natural resource management. He is a courtesy faculty at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Google scholar page.
Host:
USGS

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