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Integrated ecological economic regional modeling: linking consensus building and analysis for synthesis and adaptive management
Costanza, R.; Voinov, A. (2000). Integrated ecological economic regional modeling: linking consensus building and analysis for synthesis and adaptive management, in: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. pp. 461-506
In: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) (2000). Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. Island Press: Washington D.C. ISBN 1-55963-700-5. XI, 539 pp., more

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  • Costanza, R.
  • Voinov, A.

Abstract
    Both understanding and adaptive management of regional systems require a true integration of ecological, economic, and social factors. This chapter describes a process of adaptive regional management that utilizes (1) integrated, dynamic, spatially explicit ecological economic modeling to test understanding, explore future scenarios, and evaluate policy options; (2) workshops involving major stakeholder groups to design, build, and evaluate the models (and in the process build consensus about the nature of the problems); and (3) adaptive policy implementations that are treated as experiments, with the results monitored and fed back into the consensus building, modeling, and policy-formulation process. A case study in the Patuxent River watershed in Maryland is described.

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