NovSeminar - Applying modelling tools to improve decision making in land management and for the conservation of biodiversity in a climate of uncertainty
Hosted by Scion
Dr Bruce Marcot
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Applying modelling tools to improve decision making in land management and for the conservation of biodiversity in a climate of uncertainty.
Important decisions that affect the management of New Zealand’s primary and conservation resources must be made despite uncertainty, i.e., all the facts are not yet apparent. These decisions must balance the competing interests of stakeholders and must be objective, transparent, and accountable.
Dr Marcot will present case studies of Bayesian network modelling approaches that have been used by several U.S. state and federal agencies to A) identify invasive species, B) provide a framework for evaluatingsustainability of management of primary land and forest resources, C) determine effects of climate change on threatened species, D) provide a structured approach to conservation management decision making. Dr Marcot will discuss the pros and cons of different approaches and demonstrate how such decision-aiding tools fit into a broader decisionmaking framework.
Dr Marcot’s seminar is part of a larger visit that includes the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society Conference and Tutorials in Rotorua from 24 to 27 November.
For more information please contact Steve.Pawson@scionresearch.com
Location: Te Aro Room 3, Terrace Conference Centre, Level 4 St John House, 114 The Terrace Wellington.
Date: 21 November, 2014
Registration: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (numbers are limited)
Time: Tea and Coffee will be served from 9:30am, seminar from 10am to 11am and interactive question time from 11am until 12pm.