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Weiskopf et al. 2022

Weiskopf, S.R., Z. Harmáčková, C.G. Johnson, M.C. Londoño-Murcia, B.W. Miller, B.J.E. Myers, L. Pereira, M.I. Arce-Plata, J.L. Blanchard, S. Ferrier, E.A. Fulton, M. Harfoot, F. Isbell, J.A. Johnson, A.S. Mori, E. Weng, and I.M.D. Rosa, 2022: Increasing the uptake of ecological model results in policy decisions to improve biodiversity outcomes. Environ. Model. Softw., 149, 105318, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105318.

Models help decision-makers anticipate the consequences of policies for ecosystems and people; for instance, improving our ability to represent interactions between human activities and ecological systems is essential to identify pathways to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. However, use of modeling outputs in decision-making remains uncommon. We share insights from a multidisciplinary National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center working group on technical, communication, and process-related factors that facilitate or hamper uptake of model results. We emphasize that it is not simply technical model improvements, but active and iterative stakeholder involvement that can lead to more impactful outcomes. In particular, trust- and relationship-building with decision-makers are key for knowledge-based decision making. In this respect, nurturing knowledge exchange on the interpersonal (e.g., through participatory processes), and institutional level (e.g., through science-policy interfaces across scales), represent promising approaches. To this end, we offer a generalized approach for linking modeling and decision-making.

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  author={Weiskopf, S. R. and Harmáčková, Z. and Johnson, C. G. and Londoño-Murcia, M. C. and Miller, B. W. and Myers, B. J. E. and Pereira, L. and Arce-Plata, M. I. and Blanchard, J. L. and Ferrier, S. and Fulton, E. A. and Harfoot, M. and Isbell, F. and Johnson, J. A. and Mori, A. S. and Weng, E. and Rosa, I. M. D.},
  title={Increasing the uptake of ecological model results in policy decisions to improve biodiversity outcomes},
  journal={Environ. Model. Softw.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - we02300g
AU  - Weiskopf, S. R.
AU  - Harmáčková, Z.
AU  - Johnson, C. G.
AU  - Londoño-Murcia, M. C.
AU  - Miller, B. W.
AU  - Myers, B. J. E.
AU  - Pereira, L.
AU  - Arce-Plata, M. I.
AU  - Blanchard, J. L.
AU  - Ferrier, S.
AU  - Fulton, E. A.
AU  - Harfoot, M.
AU  - Isbell, F.
AU  - Johnson, J. A.
AU  - Mori, A. S.
AU  - Weng, E.
AU  - Rosa, I. M. D.
PY  - 2022
TI  - Increasing the uptake of ecological model results in policy decisions to improve biodiversity outcomes
JA  - Environ. Model. Softw.
VL  - 149
SP  - 105318
DO  - 10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105318
ER  -

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