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Adaptive harvest management of North American waterfowl populations: a brief history and future prospects

Journal of Ornithology

Proceedings of the 24th International Ornithological Congress that was held in Hamburg, Germany, from 19 to 26 August 2006.Volume II: Symposia Papers. 6855_Nichols.pdf
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Abstract

Since 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has used an adaptive approach to the management of sport harvest of mid-continent Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in North America. This approach differs from many current approaches to conservation and management in requiring close collaboration between managers and scientists. Key elements of this process are objectives, alternative management actions, models permitting prediction of system responses, and a monitoring program. The iterative process produces optimal management decisions and leads to reduction in uncertainty about response of populations to management. This general approach to management has a number of desirable features and is recommended for use in many other programs of management and conservation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Adaptive harvest management of North American waterfowl populations: a brief history and future prospects
Series title:
Journal of Ornithology
Volume
148
Issue:
Supplement 2
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
S343-S349
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Ornithology
First page:
S343
Last page:
S349