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Ecologists' Misconceptions About Decision Science

What do you think are ecologists’ biggest misconceptions about social science and decision science contributions?

I think the biggest misconception for ecologist is that human action is an external stressor to natural systems to be minimized.  Socio-ecological models provide the opportunity to explore human action as an integrated component of the ecosystem which allows for trade-off analysis between restoration and sustainable ecosystem services.

Perhaps the biggest misconception that ecologists have is the belief that if their science is presented accurately and in an understandable fashion, then decisions will be made that correspond with that science. However, decision makers are faced with a multitude of input, and sometimes decisions are influenced by things other than ecological science results. I agree with the previous post that integrated social-ecological models can provide a way to understand the tradeoffs and risks inherent in these decisions.