Identifying objectives and alternative actions to frame a decision problem.

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In this chapter, we discuss the role of objectives and alternative actions in framing a natural resource management decision problem, with particular attention to thresholds. We outline a number of considerations in developing objectives and measurable attributes, including when utility thresholds may be needed to express the decision-makers’ values.We also discuss the development of a set of alternative actions, and how these might give rise to decision thresholds, particularly when the predictive models contain ecological thresholds. Framing of a decision problem plays a central role in decision analysis because it helps determine the needs for a predictive ecological model, the type of solution method required, and the value and structure of a monitoring system.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Identifying objectives and alternative actions to frame a decision problem.
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4899-8041-0_3
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Springer New York
Publisher location New York City, New York
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 14 p.
First page 29
Last page 43
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N