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Applied Ecology and Natural Resource Management

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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521811279

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  • This volume bridges the gap between ecology and natural resource management and, in particular, focuses on 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. Guy R. McPherson and Stephen DeStefano emphasize the importance of thoughtfully designed and conducted scientific studies to both the advancement of ecological knowledge and the application of techniques for the management of plant and animal populations.

    • Links the development of ecological theory to its application
    • Provides a framework for the application of ecology to management of natural resources
    • A short and easily accessible text for natural resource managers and students
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    "Serves as an excellent reference for resource managers, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students familiar with ecological principles." Southeastern Naturalist

    "This concise, autoritative volume bridges the gap between the science of ecology and the practice of natural resource management... Recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521811279
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.461kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of 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.

  • Authors

    Guy R. McPherson, University of Arizona
    Guy R. McPherson is Professor of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA.

    Stephen DeStefano, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Stephen DeStefano is Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey's Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

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