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A s the rate and extent of environmental change increases, traditional perspectives on ecosystem management and restoration are being juxtaposed with approaches that focus on the altered settings now being encountered or anticipated. We suggest that a combination of traditional and emerging frameworks is necessary to achieve the multiple goals of ecosystem(More)
BACKGROUND Zoning is a fundamental tool for the effective management of nature reserves. A three-zone model (core zone, buffer zone, and experimental zone) has been applied to nature reserves in China since 1980s; however, this model appears not fit for all types of nature reserves, especially wetlands. CASE DESCRIPTION Wuliangsuhai is such a typical(More)
We explore the issues relevant to those types of ecosystems containing new combinations of species that arise through human action, environmental change, and the impacts of the deliberate and inadvertent introduction of species from other regions. Novel ecosystems (also termed 'emerging ecosystems') result when species occur in combinations and relative(More)
Opening of the meeting 1. The Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-Related Conventions was established following a request of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (decision V/26) to enhance cooperation among the five biodiversity-related conventions. The third meeting of the liaison group took place on 10 May 2005 in Gland,(More)