3. Blue Whale Population Management

  1. Timothy C. Haas

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch3

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

How to Cite

Haas, T. C. (2011) Blue Whale Population Management, in Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch3

Author Information

  1. Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661130

Online ISBN: 9780470979334

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Keywords:

  • blue whale population management;
  • data sets;
  • ecosystem management tool (EMT)

Summary

This chapter gives an overview of how an ecosystem management tool (EMT) is constructed, its main components, and the nature of data sets that would be used to fit its simulator. Self-contained example of an EMT described in the chapter addresses the management of a species that has a global range and is threatened mostly by the actions of developed countries. This example shows one way to model the world-views of advocacy coalitions with IDs. A stochastic, continuous-time population dynamics model is developed for the species to be managed—the blue whale. The next step in the development of this blue whale EMT is to collect data on group actions and blue whale abundance so that the parameters of the EMT simulator could be statistically estimated. To support this task, open sources of political and ecological data streams are indicated in the chapter.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

continuous-time stochastic processes; data stream clustering; random dynamical system