5. An Open, Web-Based Ecosystem Management Tool

  1. Timothy C. Haas

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch5

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

How to Cite

Haas, T. C. (2011) An Open, Web-Based Ecosystem Management Tool, in Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch5

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:

  • influence diagram (id) language;
  • software system;
  • web-based ecosystem management tool (EMT)

Summary

This chapter contains a description of ecosystem management tool (EMT) and how it would be used by both ecosystem managers and observers. The chapter presents an overview of the EMT’s main components: the user interface, those political-ecological data sets relevant to the ecosystem being managed, and the analysis software. The software component is a web application dubbed influence diagram (id). id supports data acquisition, modeling, model fitting, model reliability assessment, and construction of model-based management plans. The language used to communicate with id is motivated and then completely specified. Lastly, a recommended sequence of transactions with the EMT is given that supports the analysis needs of the two main EMT user types: a manager with authority to implement a suite of actions that can affect the ecosystem, and a passive observer of an ecosystem that is being managed by others.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

inter-rater reliability; management and planning tools