The practice of adaptive management reflects an evolution that has played out across the globe in a wide variety of resource management contexts. The current practice of adaptive management reflects a dynamic mix of valiant efforts, which as discussed in other chapters in this book includes both notable successes and dismal failures. In our three decades of experience with adaptive management we have learned significant lessons pointing the way toward improved and expanded practice. Notwithstanding the lessons learned by practitioners about how to do adaptive management well, we see a future with intensified social and institutional challenges inhibiting effective adaptive management, continued misunderstanding of what true adaptive management really is, and ever increasing environmental management challenges that cry out for rigorous adaptive management.
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Murray, C., Marmorek, D., Greig, L. (2015). Adaptive Management Today: A Practitioners’ Perspective. In: Allen, C., Garmestani, A. (eds) Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9682-8_10
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