The role of learning in conservation management: developing adaptive approaches for the conservation of biodiversity in a changing climate (2010–2014)
Adaptive management is the process of learning whilst doing. It is synonymous with the policy of most environmental agencies, especially in addressing climate change impacts. In spite of this there has been very little success in developing the best ways to implement adaptive management. We will develop decision-making frameworks to evaluate the use of adaptive management for preserving our environment given current limitations in knowledge and future uncertainties of climate change impacts. The development of such frameworks is the innovation that scientists and policy advisors have been calling for to aid their management of current environmental impacts under the threat of climate change.