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Adaptive monitoring in support of adaptive management in rangelands

March 4, 2022

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.

Publication Year 2022
Title Adaptive monitoring in support of adaptive management in rangelands
DOI 10.1016/j.rala.2021.07.003
Authors Sarah E. McCord, David Pilliod
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Rangelands
Index ID 70229391
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center