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Advocacy, Science, Policy, and Life in the Real World

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dc.contributor.author Baskerville, Gordon L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:53:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:53:27Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-04 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-04 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2759
dc.description.abstract "Disruption of the structure and function of ecological systems constitutes a set of major problems for contemporary society. It is straightforward to conclude that the actions of humankind that create these problems are improperly, or insufficiently, informed. By that, I mean the problems were not created with malice aforethought, but rather were/are largely the result of inadequate reflection before action. In areas with which I have some familiarity, this inadequacy appears to derive primarily from two sources: (1) weakness of models (of the mind or in a computer) used to create the forecasts that underlie the design of management of forests and of related environmental systems, and (2) insufficient attention to, or impossibility of following, those forecasts during implementation. People do not make dumb choices, so much as they choose from among dumb forecasts and/or make insufficient effort to ensure that the actions are invoked to 'cause' the chosen forecast to happen." en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.subject advocacy en_US
dc.subject science en_US
dc.subject policy analysis en_US
dc.title Advocacy, Science, Policy, and Life in the Real World en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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