Scientific design: three approaches that check each other

Computer simulation models will be used to predict harvest impacts based on survival, reproduction and migration data collected from harvested and unharvested islands. We are also monitoring population changes on several other islands to test the model's predictions. Titi abundance on 20 harvested sites and 8 unharvested colonies will also be compared for a further rapid check for large-scale harvest impacts.

If the computer model accurately predicts the changes in Titi abundance that we observe at our monitoring sites, it will be used to evaluate the effects of different harvest levels and potential future management responses for the kaitiaki (guardians) of the harvest.

 


The need for this research
Goals
Study areas
A bicultural research approach
Matauranga and science
About titi
Scientific design
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