Introduction to risk analysis

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Many decisions are made in the face of uncertainty that either cannot or will not be reduced, and the challenge to the decision maker is how to manage the risk imposed by that uncertainty. This chapter will introduce the field of risk analysis, focusing on both the scientific tasks (estimating the probabilities and magnitudes of possible outcomes) and the policy-relevant value judgments needed (understanding the risk tolerances of the decision makers and stakeholders). The three case studies that follow demonstrate a range of approaches to risk management in a natural resource setting.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Introduction to risk analysis
Chapter 13
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Structured decision making: Case studies in natural resource management
First page 149
Last page 155
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