Integrating Community Values into Scientific Models
Beck, M. B.
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In this project, we develop a novel methodology for integrating stakeholder knowledge and preferences with a set of constituent hypotheses regarding basic biological, hydrological, and chemical ecosystem processes. Our approach, an extension of regionalized sensitivity analysis (RSA) - a method to determine the sensitivity of model parameters within a bounded rangelinks qualitative community values with quantitative scientific models. The result will be a general prototype mechanism for integrated assessment, which can inform policy recommendations for improving water quality in the case study, Lake Sidney Lanier.