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Integrating Science and Policy:. The role of science in decision-making. Science vs Management. Science involves:. Management involves:. Very narrow questions Few variables Controlled experimental conditions. None of these. Management and science. Management Decisions.

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Integrating science and policy

Integrating Science and Policy:

The role of science in decision-making


Science vs management

Science vs Management

Science involves:

Management involves:

  • Very narrow questions

  • Few variables

  • Controlled experimental conditions

  • None of these

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Management and science

Management and science

Management Decisions

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The management niche

The management “niche”

An n-dimensional hypervolumebounded by the limits of tolerance to science, law, and policy considerations (with apologies to G. Evelyn Hutchinson)

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Influencing policy

Influencing policy

  • We can be wrong: Interesting to scientists, death to policy making

  • We disagree: Challenge and debate are essential to good science; lack of consensus confuses policy making

  • We are uncertain: Nature of the beast, but difficult to accommodate in policymaking

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Which what whose science

  • Different technical disciplines – “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”

    • Population dynamics

    • Ecology

    • Hydrology

    • Genetics

    • Nutrition/fish health

  • Traditional ecological knowledge – tribal cultural perspectives

  • Which is “best available”?

Which, what, whose science?

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Demographics density effects crowding competition predation lower survival

Demographics“Density effects” Crowding + Competition + Predation = lower survival

OR

Genetics?

“Hatchery effects”

Genetic selection

- Altered behavior

- Fitness loss

= lower survival


Integrating science and policy

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Integrating science and policy

Policy considerations:

  • Correct diagnosis of the problem?

  • What level of confidence?

  • Appropriate remedies

  • Risk structure: How are the risks and benefits distributed?

  • Does the evidence indicate that a change in policy is warranted or prudent?

Review

Framework

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Integrating science and policy

Yakama Nation FisheriesIntegrating Science and Policy

Steve Parker ([email protected])


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