U.S. Geological Survey - Science and Decisions Center
Publications by SDC Staff
Open range is in demand for multiple uses that can include wildlife habitat, grazing land, and energy production. Credit Ryan Hagerty, USFWS.
Williams, B.K., and E.D. Brown. 2012. Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.
Williams, B.K. 2012. Reducing uncertainty about objective functions in adaptive management. Ecological Modelling 225:61-65.
Cheatum, M., F. Casey, P. Alvarez, and B. Parkhurst. 2011. Payments for ecosystem services: A California rancher perspective. Conservation Economics and Finance Program white paper. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.
Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, D. Brookshire, T. Gunther, S. Pincetl, C. Shapiro, and B. Van Horne. 2011. Developing an institutional framework to incorporate ecosystem services into decision making-- proceedings of a workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011—1221.
Johnson, F.A., D.R. Breininger, B.W. Duncan, J.D. Nichols, M.C. Runge, and B.K. Williams. 2011. Optimal habitat management for Florida scrub-jays at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management: 2:234-246
Nichols, J.D., M.D. Koneff, P.J. Heglund, M.G. Knutson, M.E. Seamans, J.E. Lyons, J.M. Morton, M.T. Jones, G.S. Boomer, and B.K. Williams. 2011. Climate change, uncertainty, and natural resource management. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 6-18.
Nichols, J.D., and B.K. Williams. 2011. Adaptive management. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics: in press.
Powell, L.A., A.J. Tyre, M.J. Conroy, J.T. Peterson, and B.K. Williams. 2011. Turning students into problem solvers: Integrating adaptive management into wildlife curricula. The Wildlife Professional 2011: 74-76.
Semmens, D.J., J.E. Diffendorfer, L. Lopez-Hoffman, and C.D. Shapiro. 2011. Accounting for the ecosystem services of migratory species: Quantifying migration support and spatial subsidies. Ecological Economics 70: 2236-2242.
Williams, B.K. 2011. Adaptive management of natural resources: Framework and issues. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1346-1353.
Williams, B.K. 2011. Passive and active adaptive management: Approaches and an example. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1371-1378.
Williams, B.K. 2011. Resolving structural uncertainty in natural resources management using POMDP approaches. Ecological Modelling 222: 1092-1102.
Williams, B.K., M. Eaton, and D.R. Breininger. 2011. Adaptive resource management and the value of information. Ecological Modelling 222: 3429-3436.
Kroeger, T., F. Casey, P. Alvarez, M. Cheatum, and L. Tavassoli. 2010. An economic analysis of the benefits of habitat conservation on California rangelands. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.
Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, M. Pattison, R. Sayre, and C.D. Shapiro. 2009. Developing an analytical framework: Incorporating ecosystem services into decision making—proceedings of a workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1259. Also at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1259/
Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, I. Goodman, M. Pattison, R. Sayre, C.D. Shapiro, and B.Van Horne. 2009. Developing a vision: Incorporating ecosystem services into decision making—proceedings of a workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1062.
Williams, B.K. 2009. Markov decision processes in natural resources management: Observability and uncertainty. Ecological Modelling 220: 830-840.
Williams, B.K., R.C. Szaro, and C.D. Shapiro. 2009. Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior technical guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.
Casey, F., K. Bowden, L. MacDonald, and T. Kroeger. 2008. A preliminary assessment of the economic benefits of land conservation areas in Florida. Conservation Economics and Finance Program white paper. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.
Casey, F., A. McMurray, T. Kroeger, J. Michalak, and P. Manalo. 2008. The cost of a comprehensive national wildlife conservation system. Project report for the National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.
Kroeger, T., J. Loomis, and F. Casey. 2008. Introduction to the wildlife habitat benefits estimation toolbox. Washington, DC: National Council for Science and the Environment and Defenders of Wildlife.
Kroeger, T., J. Loomis, L. Richardson, and F. Casey. 2008. A benefit transfer toolkit for fish, wildlife, wetlands, and open space. Western Economics Forum 7: 33-43.
Szaro, R.C., and B.K. Williams. 2008. Climate change: Environmental effects and management adaptations. In A. Fenech, D. MacIver, and F. Dallmeier (eds.), Climate change and biodiversity in the Americas. Toronto: Environment Canada.
Kroeger, T., and F. Casey. 2007. An assessment of market-based approaches for providing ecosystem services on agricultural lands. Ecological Economics 64: 321-332.
Nichols, J.D., M.C. Runge, F.A. Johnson, and B.K. Williams. 2007. Adaptive harvest management of North American waterfowl populations: A brief history and future prospects. Journal of Ornithology 148: S343-S349.
Shapiro, C.D., R.L. Bernknopf, and S.M. Wachter. 2007. A roundtable on a national framework for natural hazard risk reduction and management: Developing a research agenda. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1106.
Williams, B.K. 2007. Optimal management of non-Markovian biological populations. Ecological Modelling 200: 234-242.
The Center's ongoing projects in support of science for decision making include field studies, cooperative agreements, books, articles, and conferences.
Advisory Committee, 12th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment, National Council for Science and the Environment, Carl Shapiro and Ken Williams, members.
Applications in the Field
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