Discussion Questions

  • What is an ecological surprise and how would it effect forecasting?
  • What is scenario planning and how does it differ from predictions and forecasting?
  • Which are the benefits of scenario planning?
  • What are some challenges you can envision for scenario planning?
  • Are scenarios qualitative, quantitative, both?
  • What are the reasons that environmental scenario planning needs ecology?
  • How will incorporating global scenarios benefit ecologists and managers?