Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Values, history and perception; 2. Kinds of uncertainty; 3. Conventions and the risk management cycle; 4. Experts, stakeholders and elicitation; 5. Conceptual models and hazard assessment; 6. Risk ranking; 7. Ecotoxicology; 8. Logic trees and decisions; 9. Defining and eliciting intervals; 10. Monte Carlo; 11. Inference, decisions, monitoring and updating; 12. Decisions and risk management; References; Index.
Describes how to conduct a complete environmental risk assessment for students, researchers and professionals in ecology, conservation and resource management.
Mark Burgman is Professor of Environmental Science in the University of Melbourne, Australia.
'This book is a must for all in resource management ...' Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand '... aimed at a high level, graduate or higher, audience ... a clear assessment of relevant theories and the concepts required both to understand and undertake qualitative and quantitative risk assessments, and then to make realistic decisions from those assessments.' Journal of Biomedical Education