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Title

Using the scientific method to improve game bird management and research: time: fourth Stoddard memorial game bird lecture
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): G. R. Potts
Editor(s): L. A. Brennan; W. E. Palmer; L. W. Burger; T. L. Pruden
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Accipiter spp.
  • arthropods
  • Columba
  • conservation
  • education
  • Falco peregrinus
  • herbicides
  • histories
  • insecticides
  • insects
  • island ecology
  • Larus
  • Perdix
  • Phalacorcorax
  • population ecology
  • predation
  • raptors
  • species diversity (animals)
  • Stoddard, H.L.
  • United Kingdom
  • Uria
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37759
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12277
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: QL 696 .G27 N37 2000
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Aware of the time lag that frequently exists between declines in biodiversity and effective conservation to correct and reverse the declines, I examine some reasons behind this problem. Experience with species as diverse as the shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and grey partridge (Perdix perdix) shows the main problem to be the long period of time needed to detect problems, to define causation, to install effective changes in policy and, finally, to bring about restoration. The time needed to conduct research and implement policy to solve such problems often exceeds the time span of a career in ecology. Speedier results are therefore essential, but they will depend in part on removing the barriers between practitioners and theorists on the one hand and between practical applied ecologists and bureaucratic policy makers on the other.

Citation:
Potts, G. R. 2000. Using the scientific method to improve game bird management and research: time: fourth Stoddard memorial game bird lecture, in Brennan, L. A., Palmer, W. E., Burger, L. W., Jr., and Pruden, T. L., Quail IV: Proceedings of the Fourth National Quail Symposium. Tallahassee, FL. Tall Timbers Research, Inc.,Tallahassee, FL. p. 2-6,