Working Group on Population Management

Principal Investigators:

Katriona Shea, Marc Mangel, and Hugh P. Possingham

Population management as a general problem has three main aspects: conservation , harvesting and control. In the first, a manager is interested in increasing the size of a population that is declining to extinction; in the second, the aim is to maintain the size of a population of an exploited species at a productive level; and in the last, to cause a decrease in the numbers of a pest. The common thread is the regulation of population size and growth rate under some management regime. Yet, in spite of this, these goals are often thought about... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group27th July—24th August 1997Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Priyanga Amarasekareamarasek@eeb.ucla.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Peter Kareivapkareiva@ioes.ucla.eduUniversity of Washington
Marc Mangelmsmangel@ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Joslin L. College, London, Silwood Park Campus
William W. Murdochmurdoch@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Erik Noonburgnoonburg@lifesci.lscf.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Ana Maria Pacific Halibut Commission
Miguel Pascualpascual@u.washington.eduUniversity of Washington
Hugh P. Possinghamhugh.possingham@tnc.orgUniversity of Adelaide
Katriona SheaCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Chris Wilcoxchris.wilcox@csiro.auUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Douglas W. Yuyu@mcz.harvard.eduHarvard University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Milner-Gulland, E. J.; Shea, Katriona; Possingham, Hugh P.; Coulson, Tim; Wilcox, Chris. 2001. Competing harvesting strategies in a simulated population under uncertainty. Animal Conservation. Vol: 4. Pages 157-167. (Online version)
Journal Article Parma, Ana Maria; Amarasekare, Priyanga; Mangel, Marc; Moore, Joslin L.; Murdoch, William W.; Noonburg, Erik; Pascual, Miguel; Possingham, Hugh P.; Shea, Katriona; Wilcox, Chris; Yu, Douglas W. 1998. What can adaptive management do for our fish, forests, food, and biodiversity?. Integrative Biology-Issues, News and Reviews. Vol: 1. Pages 16-26. (Online version)
Report or White Paper Shea, Katriona. 1997. NCEAS Working Group on Population Management. (Online version)
Journal Article Shea, Katriona; Amarasekare, Priyanga; Mangel, Marc; Moore, Joslin L.; Murdoch, William W.; Noonburg, Erik; Parma, Ana Maria; Pascual, Mercedes; Possingham, Hugh P.; Wilcox, Chris; Yu, Douglas W. 1999. Management of populations in conservation, harvesting and control. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 13. Pages 371-375. (Online version)
Journal Article Shea, Katriona; Possingham, Hugh P.; Murdoch, William W.; Roush, Rick. 2002. Active adaptive management in insect pest and weed control: Intervention with a plan for learning. Ecological Applications. Vol: 12(3). Pages 927-936. (Online version)
Journal Article Wilcox, Chris; Possingham, Hugh P. 2002. Do life history traits affect the accuracy of diffusion approximations for mean time to extinction?. Ecological Applications. Vol: 12(4). Pages 1163-1179. (Online version)
"Working Group on Population Management" is project ID: 2297