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Redefining roles of science in planning and management: ecology as a planning and management toolAuthor(s): Greg Mason; Stephen Murphy
Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 239-245.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionScience as a way of knowing has great value to decision-making but there is need to consider all its attributes and assess how science ought to be informing decision-making. Consideration of the critiques of science can make science stronger and more useful to decision-making in an environmental and ecological context. Scientists, planners, and managers need to consider the critiques of science and ecology, and examine how science can adapt and incorporate these critiques into the application of science and decision-making. This paper outlines many of the challenges facing the use of science (specifically ecology) in decision-making and shows possible areas for overcoming these challenges.
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CitationMason, Greg; Murphy, Stephen. 2002. Redefining roles of science in planning and management: ecology as a planning and management tool. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 239-245.
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