Adaptive Management: Elements, Applications and Research

Edward D. Wiafe (Editor)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

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The goal of an adaptive management approach is to reduce uncertainty over time by systematically incorporating learning into management. Managers of natural resources are required to design their actions as scientific experiments, monitor the outcomes, and adjust management direction in light of what the experiments revealed. This is a modern management concept that facilitates the achievement of resource management objectives.

This book has enumerated cases of adaptive management elements, applications and experiments to test the efficacy of the concept in addressing resource management problems. The complexity of the conditions in which the natural resources occur – i.e., biophysical coupled with social, political and economic – warrant the application of natural resources.

In the era of change in the economy, climate, population and lifestyles, the utilizers of the renewable natural resources are taken more than the supply. It is therefore necessary to apply the concept in order to ensure sustainability and efficient utilization. This book serves as a source of knowledge and experiences from renowned practitioners in the sector of entomology, zoology, fisheries, forestry and so on.

This book is recommended for natural resource managers, wildlife managers, forest managers, fishery managers, graduates and under-graduate students. For the effective management of the forest, wildlife and fishery resources, the application of adaptive management is necessary. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Application of Adaptive Management in Protected Areas
Nana Owusu Ansah (Gbele Resource Reserve, Wildlife Division of Forestry Commission, Tumu, Ghana)

Chapter 2. The Effect of Adaptive Resources Governance on Ecosystem Benefits in Western Ghana
Emmanuel Danquah (Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter 3. Fish Fauna and Potential Fish Yield of the Bui Reservoir in Ghana during the First 18 Months after Impoundment
Elliot Haruna Alhassan (Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Management, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana)

Chapter 4. The Effects of Rangers’ Efforts on the Detectability of Mammals and Illegal Activity in Protected Areas
Agro, P. Pascal, M. E. Nutsuakor and E. Danquah (Department of Human Geography, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 5. Adaptive Management Principles in Engineered Landfill Site Management: The Case of Kpone Landfill Site in Ghana
Richard Amfo-Otu, Harriet Potakay, Eric Seyram Abledu and Ernest Kwabena Nlason Ijawan (Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Presbyterian University College, Akuapem Campus, Akuapem, Ghana, and others)

Chapter 6. An Adaptive Management of Elephant Crop Raiding in the Bia Conservation Area of Ghana
Emmanuel Danquah (Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter 7. Management of Insects (Anacardium occidentale L.) that Visit Cashew Plants during the Flowering and Fruiting Periods in the Northern Region of Ghana
Florence S. Kuukyi (Department of Entomology & Wildlife, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)

Chapter 8. Elements of Adaptive Management in Staff Performance on Forest Protection
Edward Debrah Wiafe (Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Presbyterian University College, Akropong Akuapem, Ghana)

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