Adaptive monitoring in support of adaptive management in rangelands
Monitoring supports iterative learning about the effectiveness of management actions, information that can help managers plan future actions, facilitate decision-making, and improve outcomes.
Adaptive monitoring is the evolution of a monitoring program in response to new management questions; new or changing environmental or socioeconomic conditions, improved monitoring methods, models, and tools; and experience implementing the monitoring program.
Adaptive monitoring is connected to research and management through the exchange of data; analytical, methodological, and technological developments; information; and understanding.
We review recent advances in adaptive monitoring and discuss new opportunities for both the research and management communities to improve monitoring in the years ahead.
|Adaptive monitoring in support of adaptive management in rangelands
|Sarah E. McCord, David Pilliod
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center