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Independent scientific review in natural resource management.

abstract1 (full description below): 1998. Conservation Biology 12: 268-270.
Independent scientific review. PDF/Acrobat file     Meffe, G.K., P.D. Boersma, D.D. Murphy, B.R. Noon, H. R. Pulliam, M.E. SoulĂ©, and D.M. Waller

Abstract Exerpt: Public policy issues involving natural resource management and conservation increasingly have become controversial and politicized. An ISR can help decision makers focus on the objective, scientific variables apart from economic, historical, or cultural factors and to interpret issues in the context of great ecological complexity and uncertainty. (Abstract secured.)