Synthesis of lessons

Catherine Allan, George Stankey

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In this final chapter, we suggest how the lessons learned in the case studies could be used to inform other attempts to move from conventional to adaptive management. All forms of adaptive management are purposeful and deliberate, characterized by careful documentation processes and they are designed to promote learning that translates to action. The cases suggest that adaptive managers must understand and articulate their particular context, even as they seek to understand the tools and philosophies of adaptive approaches. Support for people- leaders, champions, and managers- and participatory approaches are also necessary to achieve significant moves from traditional to adaptive management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaptive environmental management
Subtitle of host publicationA practitioners guide
EditorsCatherine Allan, George Henry Stankey
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789048127108
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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