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Posted on 17 June 2022

User guide for EBM tools released

We’ve developed a handy user guide that brings together tools we have developed and/or used for ecosystem-based management (EBM). It includes guidelines, frameworks, and numerical and conceptual models.

The guide is designed to help resource managers, kaitiaki and others to find the appropriate tools to help support the implementation of EBM. It explains where and how each tool can be applied, practical requirements around use and application, expert contacts, and links to further information.

The tools range from the Aotearoa Cumulative Effects (ACE) framework for collaborative management of cumulative effects to the Pātaka Korero, an online digital resource to support kaitiaki, to Atlantis, a whole of ecosystem model capable of simulating ecological responses to different stressors and management actions.

There are 17 tools included in this resource, categorised on their main feature or use type.

  1. Numerical models
  2. Monitoring tools
  3. Decision-making tools
  4. Participatory process tools

View the guide

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