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Uncertainty, Climate Change, and Adaptive Management

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Peterson, Garry D.; De Leo, Giulio Alessandro; Hellmann, Jessica J.; Janssen, Marco A.; Kinzig, Ann P.; Malcolm, Jay R.; O'Brien, Karen; Pope, Shealagh E.; Rothman, Dale S.; Shevliakova, Elena; Tinch, Robert
Journal: Ecology and Society
Volume: 1
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Date: 1997
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2481
Sector: Social Organization
Global Commons
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Subject(s): adaptive systems
climate change
global change
uncertainty
modeling
Abstract: "Humanity's transformation of the Earth has increased the concentration of greenhouse gases, thereby altering Earth's climate. The drivers and the potential consequences of climate change are interwoven with a huge variety of biogeophysical and human-caused processes that complicate the analysis of policies designed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In this paper, we explore how adaptive management can be used to grapple with the regional and global scientific, economic, and political uncertainties of climate change."

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