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Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape (review)

Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape (review) heuristic  simulations  of  very  simple  systems,  the  authors  nisbet@american.edu)  and  D.A.  Scheufele.  American show  how  differ ent  research  groups  may  reach  conflicting   Journal of Botany  96(10):1767–1778. conclusions  owing  to  differ ences  in  measurement  error  or  The   authors  debunk  some  myths  about  public  communi- environmental  variability.  They   use  hierarchical  Bayesian  cation,  most  notably  that  ignorance  is  at  the  root  of  social  probability  analysis  to  demonstrate  the  value  of  pooling  coni fl ct   over  science.  Th ey  stress  the  importance  of  dialogue,  results  from  multiple  studies  (meta-analysis)  to  generate  rather  than  simple  transmission  of  facts,  and  the  role  of  a  better  understanding  of  system  dynamics  and  a  better  message  “frames”  (interpretative  storylines  that  communi- estimate  of  uncertainty,  and  discuss  other  new  information- cate  what  is  at  stake  in  a  societal  debate  and  why  it  matters)  pooling  approaches. in  engaging  the  public.  Controversies  surrounding  climate  change,  evolution,  plant  biotechnology,  and  nanotechnol- Ecological Restoration in the Light of Ecological ogy  illustrate  how  most  policy  debates  relevant  to  science  History.  2009.  Jackson,  S.T.  (Dept  of  Botany,  Univer- and  emerging  technologies  are  decided  at  the  intersection  sity  of  Wyoming,  Laramie,  WY  82071,  jackson@uwyo  of  politics,  values,  and  expert  knowledge.  It  is  http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape (review)

Ecological Restoration , Volume 28 (1) – Jun 10, 2010

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heuristic  simulations  of  very  simple  systems,  the  authors  nisbet@american.edu)  and  D.A.  Scheufele.  American show  how  differ ent  research  groups  may  reach  conflicting   Journal of Botany  96(10):1767–1778. conclusions  owing  to  differ ences  in  measurement  error  or  The   authors  debunk  some  myths  about  public  communi- environmental  variability.  They   use  hierarchical  Bayesian  cation,  most  notably  that  ignorance  is  at  the  root  of  social  probability  analysis  to  demonstrate  the  value  of  pooling  coni fl ct   over  science.  Th ey  stress  the  importance  of  dialogue,  results  from  multiple  studies  (meta-analysis)  to  generate  rather  than  simple  transmission  of  facts,  and  the  role  of  a  better  understanding  of  system  dynamics  and  a  better  message  “frames”  (interpretative  storylines  that  communi- estimate  of  uncertainty,  and  discuss  other  new  information- cate  what  is  at  stake  in  a  societal  debate  and  why  it  matters)  pooling  approaches. in  engaging  the  public.  Controversies  surrounding  climate  change,  evolution,  plant  biotechnology,  and  nanotechnol- Ecological Restoration in the Light of Ecological ogy  illustrate  how  most  policy  debates  relevant  to  science  History.  2009.  Jackson,  S.T.  (Dept  of  Botany,  Univer- and  emerging  technologies  are  decided  at  the  intersection  sity  of  Wyoming,  Laramie,  WY  82071,  jackson@uwyo  of  politics,  values,  and  expert  knowledge.  It  is 

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 10, 2010

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