Phil Pollett's Research Pages


ARC Funded Projects

New methods for improving active adaptive management in biological systems (2011-2013)

[With Nigel Bean and Joshua Ross, School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, and Peter Taylor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne]

[Papers and Abstracts]


Understanding population dynamics is critical in many areas of national importance to Australia, such as protection of biodiversity, management of invasive species and prediction of the possible effects of climate change. This understanding is often inhibited by large uncertainty in the ecological system. This uncertainty may arise from, any or all of, a lack of full understanding of the behavioural ecology, a lack of information on aspects of species demography or life-history, and the yet to be seen full impacts of climate change. This project will develop a collection of state-of-the-art methods enabling optimal ecological management, with direct acknowledgement of uncertainty and within an active adaptive management framework.

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