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Standardizing and communicating IPM data

Henderson, Jane, Baars, Christian and Hopkins, Sally 2020. Standardizing and communicating IPM data. Presented at: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage, Stockholm, Sweden, 21–23 May 2019. Published in: Nilsen, Lisa and Rossipal, Maria eds. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage: proceedings from the 4th International Conference. Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet, pp. 53-60.

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Abstract

The practice of integrated pest management is well defined, and a common approach is spreading internationally following the production of protocols and standards that describe good practice. One essential element of IPM is the collection of data. This paper explores the potentials and limitations of data collection and presentation as commonly practiced within IPM, in particular the potential for confirmation bias in data collection following patterns of placement of insect pest monitors where problems are already identified. The paper examines the outcomes being sought from using IPM and asks whether the data collection and presentation currently offered are a good fit. Many IPM research questions identify dynamic challenges, such as the migration of a new pest through a country, or the spread of an established pest within a collection but data representation is less well suited to dynamic change. The paper proposes that a greater focus on the needs of the audience and the goal of data presentation is necessary to generate an effective range of approaches for peers, technical experts, colleagues and decision makers. To resolve this, the paper recommends a fundamental change to the way that IPM data is collected and shared, using standardisation of data collection and a consideration of user needs in presenting the findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: data, goals, targets, IPM, communication, influence
Publisher: Riksantikvarieämbetet
ISBN: 9789172098442
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 March 2020
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 11:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/129738

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