Protected Land : Disturbance, Stress, and American Ecosystem Management

Since John Muir and Gifford Pinchot championed the protection of land a century ago, ecologists and conservationists have struggled with simple questions of ecological management: exactly what aspects of our natural resources should we protect, and how should we protect them? At the heart of this de...

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Main Author: Spieles, Douglas J.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed. 2010
Series:Springer Series on Environmental Management
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Four Ecosystems, Four Questions; Oak Openings, Ohio; Kissimmee River, Florida; Tallgrass Prairie, Kansas; Six Rivers National Forest, California; Four Questions
  • Part 1: Ecosystems in Theory
  • The Ecosystem Idea and Ideal; Preservation, Conservation, and Ecology; Gleason and Individualism; Leopoldian Preservation and Conservation; Hutchinson, Holism, and Individualism; The New Ecology; Preservation of the Ideal; Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Management
  • A Thing is Right; The Adaptive Cycle; Diversity, Stability, Health and Integrity
  • Disturbance, Stress, and Resilience; Disturbance; Resilience; Complications of Stress
  • Invasion; Colonization and Succession; Factors of Colonization; Nonnative Invaders; Passengers and Drivers; Ecosystem Function and Service; Ecosystem Service and Invasion; Eradication; A Conservation Dilemma
  • Part 2: Ecosystems in Practice
  • Very Small Ecosystems; Microbial Ecosystems; Biofilms as Model Ecosystems; Biofilms as Patches; Micro- and Macro-Ecosystems
  • Forested Ecosystems; The Forest Sanctuary; The Monongahela Experiment; Wilderness Management; Healthy Forests; Unmanaged Forest Succession
  • Grassland Ecosystems
  • Grasslands, Short and Tall; Prairie Restoration and Umbrella Species; Land Trust Grasslands
  • Freshwater Ecosystems; Wetlands; Lakes; Rivers
  • Saltwater Ecosystems; Intertidal Ecosystems; Subtidal Ecosystems; Deeper Water
  • Protecting the Shifting Quilt; Holism, Strong and Weak; The Four Horsemen Revisited; Along the Continuum; Protecting the Shifting Quilt
  • Index