A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments by Mark E. Jensen, Patrick S. Bourgeron

By Mark E. Jensen, Patrick S. Bourgeron

Ecosystem administration calls for a making plans and decision-making method that areas land use in its acceptable ecological context. simply because ecological checks needs to be carried out at a number of spatial scales and throughout jurisdictional barriers, ways to overview has to be suitable and in line with one another. A Guidebook for built-in EcologicalAssessment analyzes tools and offers criteria and protocols for evaluation and the combination of data.

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Coevolution to the edge of chaos: coupled fitness landscapes, poised states, and coevolutionary avalanches. J. Theor. BioI. 149:467-505. 28 An Overview of Ecological Assessment Principles and Applications Kay, J. J. 1991. A nonequilibrium thermodynamic framework for discussing ecosystem integrity. Environ. Manage. 15:483-495. Keystone Center. 1991. Biological diversity on federal lands. Report of a keystone policy dialogue. Keystone, CO: Keystone Center. Keystone Center. 1996. The keystone national policy dialogue on ecosystem management.

3. 3 Ecosystems Have Biophysical, Economic, and Social Limits In response to change, ecological systems may follow different pathways. Eventually, the processes that trigger change come into balance with the processes that lead to ecological organization. This state is called an optimal operating point (Kay, 1991) and may be used to define the limit of ecosystem development along one pathway. , 1993). The concept that ecosystems may have multiple limits, some more stable than others, should be considered in the design of ecological assessments.

For example, a forest (a whole) is made up of trees (the parts). However, at larger spatial scales, the forest is part of a regional landscape. In this case, the regional landscape is the whole and the forest becomes a part. The notion of whole-part duality is very important to the characterization of ecological systems because it must be clearly stated which role a component plays at a given scale of examination. 2. Patterns, processes and their interactions can be defined at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

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