Brian Miller Co-author on New Publication: "Increasing the Uptake of Ecological Model Results in Policy Decisions to Improve Biodiversity Outcomes"
NC CASC/USGS Research Ecologist, Brian Miller, is co-author on a new publication in Environmental Modelling and Software, "Increasing the uptake of ecological model results in policy decisions to improve biodiversity outcomes".
Models help decision-makers anticipate policy consequences for ecosystems and people. However, use of modeling outputs in decision-making remains uncommon. We share insights from a SESYNC working group on technical, communication, and process-related factors that facilitate or hamper model result uptake. We emphasize that it is not simply technical model improvements, but active and iterative stakeholder involvement that can lead to more impactful outcomes. We offer a generalized approach to link modeling and decision-making.