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Author Gregory, Robin
Title Structured Decision Making : A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (313 pages)
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Note Intro -- Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1 Structuring Environmental Management Choices -- 2 Foundations of Structured Decision Making -- 3 Decision Sketching -- 4 Understanding Objectives -- 5 Identifying Performance Measures -- 6 Incorporating Uncertainty -- 7 Creating Alternatives -- 8 Characterizing Consequences -- 9 Making Trade-Offs -- 10 Learning -- 11 Reality Check: Implementation -- 12 Conclusion -- Index
This book outlines the creative process of making environmental management decisions using the approach called Structured Decision Making. It is a short introductory guide to this popular form of decision making and is aimed at environmental managers and scientists.  This is a distinctly pragmatic label given to ways for helping individuals and groups think through tough multidimensional choices characterized by uncertain science, diverse stakeholders, and difficult tradeoffs. This is the everyday reality of environmental management, yet many important decisions currently are made on an ad hoc basis that lacks a solid value-based foundation, ignores key information, and results in selection of an inferior alternative. Making progress - in a way that is rigorous, inclusive, defensible and transparent - requires combining analytical methods drawn from the decision sciences and applied ecology with deliberative insights from cognitive psychology, facilitation and negotiation.  The authors review key methods and discuss case-study examples based in their experiences in communities, boardrooms, and stakeholder meetings. The goal of this book is to lay out a compelling guide that will change how you think about making environmental decisions. Visit to access the figures and tables from the book
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gregory, Robin Structured Decision Making : A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781444333411
Subject Environmental management -- Decision making.;Environmental management -- Case studies
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Alt Author Failing, Lee
Harstone, Michael
Long, Graham
McDaniels, Tim
Ohlson, Dan
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