11th Australian Weeds Conference
Adaptive environmental management - a practitioner's guide

Edited by: Catherine Allan and George H. Stankey


Published 2009 by CSIRO Publishing, soft cover, 368 pages


Price $A120.00 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 9780643096905


  • Description
  • About the editors
  • Contributors

Adaptive management is the recommended means for continuing management and use of natural resources, especially in the context of 'integrated natural resource management'. It is defined by learning from past management actions to use the gained experience for future planning and management. However, adaptive management has proved difficult to achieve in practice.

With a view to facilitating better practice, this handbook combines the latest in adaptive management theory with detailed case studies, to provide managers with ready access to relevant information. Case studies are drawn from a number of fields, including wilderness, marine fisheries, sustainable farming, freshwater rivers, watersheds, forests, biodiversity and pests. They also cover a variety of scales, from individual farms, through regional projects, to state-wide decision making, and come from across the world, including examples from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe and South Africa.

While the book is designed primarily for practitioners and policy advisors in the fields of environmental and natural resource management, it will also provide a valuable reference for students and researchers with interests in environmental, natural resource and conservation management.


About the editors:

Catherine Allan is a Senior Lecturer in Environment, Sociology and Planning at Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia.

George H. Stankey recently retired from his role as a Research Social Scientist with the US Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon. He has served on the Executive Board of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations and is a member of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas.



Will Allen, Rob Allen, Peter Ampt, Robert Argent, Richard Barker, Alex Baumber, Bernard Bormann, Serena Chen, Jean Chesson, Karen Cody, Sarah Commens, Melanie Jane Edwards, Ioan Fazey, David M. Forsyth, Katrina Gepp, Klaus Hubacek, Chris Jacobson, Tony Jakeman, Glenys Jones, Tony Ladson, Lachlan Newham, Simon Nicol, Gertraud Norton, Carmel Pollino, David Ramsey, Mark Reed, Darren Ryder, Lisen Schultz, Alanya C. Smith, Peter Stathis, Charles Todd, Clare Veltman, George Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, Robyn Watts.