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The science of strategic conservation : protecting more with less

Author: Kent D Messer; William L Allen
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text shows readers how to make conservation investments using structured decision-making, mathematical programming, the power of markets, and behavioural nudges.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent D Messer; William L Allen
ISBN: 9781316642184 1316642186 9781107191938 1107191939
OCLC Number: 1037101345
Description: xiii, 329 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Strategic conservation matters --
2. A $100 bottle of wine and a hammer: principles of strategic conservation --
3. From great ideas to costly habits --
4. Avoiding budget sponges and other lessons from conservation failures --
5. Moving from mission to vision to criteria --
6. Transform criteria into conservation benefits --
7. Enhance the evaluation of choices --
8. Get the best bang for your buck --
9. Harness the power of markets and behavioral nudges --
10. Putting it all together: a short story --
11. Do it! Exercises using optimization decision support tools --
12. Do It! Exercises using the logic scoring of preference method --
Appendix A. Mathematical foundations of the logic scoring of preference method --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Kent D. Messer (University Delaware), William L. Allen III (The conservation Fund).

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