CEED researchers have just shared their latest findings on optimal adaptive management.
Dr Tracy Rout (the University of Queensland) and Dr Cindy Hauser, Prof Mick McCarthy and Dr Joslin Moore from the University of Melbourne published their latest paper in Biological Conservation, entitled "Adaptive management improves decisions about where to search for invasive species". In it, they describe how they applied optimal adaptive management to a simple model to search for an invasive plant - and found that it was much more successful than an intuitive approach.
Rout TM, Hauser CE, McCarthy MA, and Moore JL, 2017, Adaptive management improves decisions about where to search for invasive species, Biological Conservation 212: 249-255.
Image: Sunset at Royal Park, Melbourne, where a case study experiment was conducted (by cafuego, FlickrCC By-SA 2.0).