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Statistical Methods for Adaptive Management Studies

Editor(s): V. Sit and B. Taylor
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Adaptive Management
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 1998. Hardcopy is available.


Adaptive management is a systematic approach for continually improving management policies and practices by learning from the outcomes of operational programs. This handbook provides an overview of principles and methods for approaches to experimentation and data analysis for adaptive management studies. Topics include design of experiments, non-experimental studies, retrospective studies, measurement and estimates, errors of inference, Bayesian statistics, and decision analysis. The handbook is targeted at resource managers, researchers, and biometricians.

Keywords: statistics, statistical, methods, adaptive management, studies

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Updated April 27, 2007