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Applied Ecology and Natural Resource Management

By: Guy McPherson and Stephen DeStefano

165 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #131725 | ISBN: 0521009758
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #131726 | ISBN: 0521811279
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About this book

Bridges the gap between ecology and natural resource management and in particular, focuses on the discipline of plant ecology as a foundation for vegetation and wildlife management. It describes how concepts and approaches used by ecologists to study communities and ecosystems can be applied to their management.

'This book should be read and studied by natural resource managers, by graduate and advanced undergraduate students, who are familiar with fundamental ecological principles and who wish to use ecological knowledge as a basis for the management of ecosystems.' International Journal of Environmental Studies '! a very distinctive and worthwhile contribution.' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management


Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Integrating ecology and management; 2. Interactions; 3. Community structure; 4. Succession; 5. Closing the gap between science and management; References; Index.

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Biography

Guy R. McPherson is Professor of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. Stephen DeStefano is Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey's Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

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