Embracing uncertainty in applied ecology
1. Applied ecologists often face uncertainty that hinders effective decision-making.Expand abstract
2. Common traps that may catch the unwary are: ignoring uncertainty, acknowledging uncertainty but ploughing on, focussing on trivial uncertainties, believing your models, and unclear objectives.
3. We integrate research insights and examples from a wide range of applied ecological fields to illustrate advances that are generally underused, but could facilitate ecologists’ ability to plan and exec...
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