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Overview

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.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521811279
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/2002
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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.

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