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Developing an alternative approach to wildlife management in the Duke Forest

dc.contributor.advisor Cagle, Nicolette Kramer, Renee Palmer-Dwore, Hannah Satin, Peter 2017-04-25T15:55:22Z 2017-04-25T15:55:22Z 2017-04-25
dc.description.abstract Wildlife management is not currently a major priority of the Duke Forest, but staff have expressed an interest in making it a more significant aspect in future forest management decisions. We here used a multi-criteria decision analysis framework to explore a variety of wildlife management and monitoring alternatives with the aim of providing Duke Forest staff an adaptive tool for making well-informed wildlife management decisions. We identified potential management strategies by looking at forest management plans in use by peer institutions and then conducting a meta-analysis to determine the effect each of the potential strategies had on taxa of interest to Forest staff. We also looked at the possibility of using a community-based monitoring approach to supplement limited Forest staff resources through the use of expert interviews and a formal review of the literature, and assessed the importance of multiple components in ensuring quality data monitoring. We used the results of both of these analyses to construct a decision framework Duke Forest can use to identify wildlife management and monitoring schemes.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Wildlife
dc.subject Management
dc.subject Citizen Science
dc.subject Decision Analysis
dc.title Developing an alternative approach to wildlife management in the Duke Forest
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
duke.embargo.months 0

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