Setting priorities and making decisions for conservation risk management

Principal Investigators:

Mark Burgman

Risk-based decisions are made routinely in medicine, toxicology, engineering, psychology, insurance and finance. The development of methods in these fields has been rapid but the paths followed and the tools developed have been different. To some extent the differences reflect the kinds of data and the range of problems people need to solve. In part, the differences are because methods have grown in relative isolation. A common problem facing practitioners in conservation biology is to identify priorities that discriminate among a suite of alternative... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st July 2002—30th June 2003Participant List  
Working Group10th—15th November 2002Participant List  
Working Group19th—20th February 2003Participant List  
Working Group8th—9th March 2003Participant List  
Working Group4th—10th May 2003Participant List  
Working Group5th—12th June 2003Participant List  
Working Group20th—28th March 2004Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Mark of Melbourne
Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher Costellocostello@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Geoff Trobe University
Scott Fersonscott@ramas.comApplied Biomathematics
Georgina of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
Deborah Mayomayod@vt.eduVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hugh P. of Queensland
Helen M. Reganhelen.regan@ucr.eduSan Diego State University
Kath Protection Authority
Mary Ruckelshausmary.ruckelshaus@stanford.eduNOAA, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Aris Spanosaris@vt.eduVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Anthony Starfieldstarf001@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
Andy of Sussex
Peter Walleypwalley@eudoramail.comUnknown
Robert L. Wearswears@ufl.eduUniversity of Florida
Brendan of Melbourne
Yakov Institute of Technology
Will G. Wilsonwgw@duke.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
William T. of California, Santa Barbara
Per of California, Santa Barbara
Fiona of Melbourne
David R. of Melbourne
Janet Franklinjanet.franklin@asu.eduSan Diego State University
David A. South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Michael A. of Melbourne
Yohay - Israel Institute of Technology
Jane of Melbourne
Eric H. Fegrausefegraus@conservation.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Keith Hayeskeith.hayes@csiro.auCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Wendy Meiringmeiring@pstat.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Atte Moilanenatte.moilanen@helsinki.fiUniversity of Helsinki
Michael Rungemichael_runge@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Colin ThompsonUniversity of Melbourne
Andrew Tyreatyre2@unl.eduUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
Chris Wilcoxchris.wilcox@csiro.auUniversity of Queensland

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Burgman, Mark; Regan, Helen M.; Ben-Haim, Yakov. 2003. Population viability analyses and robust decisions for management: Combining population models with decision theory. International Symposium: Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biological Diversity: A Challenge for Society, 1-4 December 2003. Berlin.
Presentations Burgman, Mark. 2004. Dealing with uncertainty and making better decisions for orange-bellied parrots and Sumatran rhinos, 23 June 2004. Sedeh Boker Desert Research Station. Sedeh Boker, Israel.
Presentations Burgman, Mark. 2004. Information-gap decision theory: Applications in conservation biology, 23 October 2004. Department of Agricultural Engineering, Technion. Haifa, Israel.
Journal Article Burgman, Mark; Regan, Helen M.; Ben-Haim, Yakov. 2004. Population viability analysis and robust decisions for management: Combining population models with decision theory. Proceedings of the International Symposium for Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biological Diversity: A Challenge for Society. Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Bonn, Germany. Pages 64-65.
Presentations Burgman, Mark. 2004. Robust decisions for species conservation: Satisficing under uncertainty (Keynote Address). World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling, 13 December 2004. Melbourne, Australia.
Presentations Burgman, Mark. 2004. Uncertainty in expert judgments in ecological risk assessments, 3 August 2004. Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia.
Book Burgman, Mark. 2005. Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Management. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.
Journal Article Drechsler, Martin; Burgman, Mark. 2004. Combining population viability analysis with decision analysis. Biodiversity and Conservation. Vol: 13. Pages 115-139.
Journal Article Fidler, Fiona; Cumming, Geoff; Burgman, Mark; Thomason, N. 2004. Statistical reform in medicine, psychology and ecology. Journal of Socio-economics. Vol: 33. Pages 615-630.
Journal Article Moilanen, Atte; Runge, Michael; Elith, Jane; Tyre, Andrew; Carmel, Yohay; Fegraus, Eric H.; Wintle, Brendan; Burgman, Mark; Ben-Haim, Yakov. 2006. Planning for robust reserve networks using uncertainty analysis. Ecological Modelling. Vol: 199. Pages 115-124.
Presentations Regan, Helen M.; Ben-Haim, Yakov; Langford, William T.; Wilson, Will G.; Lundberg, Per; Andelman, Sandy J.; Burgman, Mark. 2004. Robustness and risk trade-offs in management decisions for endangered species. Eighteenth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 18 December 2004. Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Journal Article Regan, Helen M.; Ben-Haim, Yakov; Langford, William T.; Wilson, Will G.; Lundberg, Per; Andelman, Sandy J.; Burgman, Mark. 2005. Robust decision-making under severe uncertainty for conservation management. Ecological Applications. Vol: 15(4). Pages 1471-1477.
Presentations Regan, Helen M. 2005. Robust decision making under uncertainty for environmental management, 20 January 2005. US Environmental Protection Agency. Cincinnati, OH.
"Setting priorities and making decisions for conservation risk management" is project ID: 4860