Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management by Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, Richard A. Haeuber, N.

By Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, Richard A. Haeuber, N. Thompson Hobbs, Nancy J. Huntly (auth.), Virginia H. Dale, Richard A. Haeuber (eds.)

This quantity applies ecological ideas and instructions to appreciate previous and present land use and land administration; and extra importantly, endeavors to advertise extra ecologically sound ways to destiny land use and administration judgements. the quantity contains case stories from a large choice of disciplines and views. The case experiences discover earlier and present land use judgements, on either private and non-private lands, and comprise functional techniques and instruments for land-use decision-making. possibly crucial characteristic of the publication is the linking of ecological concept and precept with utilized land use decision-making - the theoretical and empirical are joined via concrete case stories of tangible land use decision-making methods. during this quantity, readers will discover a assertion of primary ecological rules which are correct for land use making plans and administration, coupled with a number of in-depth explorations of the appliance of those rules in motion. furthermore, such a lot case reviews describe particular instruments and methods for incorporating endeavors to affix primary ecological wisdom with innovative software with a purpose to either teach and supply concrete information for decision-making. The meant viewers is wide and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate point classes in environmental reviews to specialist land use planners.

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The scale of human decisions, such as the choices to eradicate species and convert land, extends well beyond the scale of life histories of organisms. That is, the processes of births and deaths of individuals occur within processes operating over longer time spans-the conversion of prairie to agriculture and development. These multiscale processes interact with the time scale of human perception. T. M. Theobald slowly to be perceived by people. Differences in scales of processes and perception can cause fundamental harm to important components of ecosystems, such as prairie dogs (Lee 1993).

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