Chapter 15. Elements of Conservation Decision Making

  1. Michael J. Conroy and
  2. John P. Carroll

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch15

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Elements of Conservation Decision Making, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch15

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190985

Online ISBN: 9781444303155



  • integrating modeling and monitoring for conservation;
  • decision making elements;
  • conservation decision problems;
  • fundamental objectives - expressing what decision maker wants to accomplish;
  • decision making steps;
  • Flow diagram of steps in decision model;
  • habitat management for two species;
  • problem of sustainable yield harvest (SY);
  • structured approach to decision making


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Elements of decision making

  • Steps in decision making

  • Example – reserve construction

  • Example – habitat management for two species

  • Example – sustainable harvest

  • Summary