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Adaptive management is widely proposed as a suitable approach for dealing with uncertainty and complexity in natural systems, particularly in relation to climate change. But it is often difficult to implement for social reasons: poor stakeholder communication, lack of transparency in decision-making, and resistance to cultural change. Forest Research reviewed the literature and made in-depth case studies to identify areas for further research to support adaptive forest management in the UK.
The study also recommended further research into AFM, focusing on a broad set of questions covering all aspects of AFM practice, implementation and evaluation.
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