Chapter 16. Accounting for Uncertainty in Conservation Decisions

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

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch16

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Accounting for Uncertainty in Conservation Decisions, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch16

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

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Keywords:

  • accounting for uncertainty in conservation decisions;
  • probability - measure of uncertainty;
  • expected values of outcomes;
  • probability and expected value in decision making;
  • resource decision making;
  • uncertainty and probability measures;
  • computing uncertainty-weighted estimates of value of decision outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources of uncertainty

  • Probability as a measure of uncertainty

  • Expected values of outcomes

  • Using probability and expected value in decision making

  • Summary