The Report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management

  title={The Report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management},
  author={Norman L. Christensen and Ann Bartuska and James H. Brown and Stephen R. Carpenter and Carla M. D’Antonio and Robert Francis and Jerry F. Franklin and James A. Macmahon and Reed F. Noss and David J. Parsons and Charles H. Peterson and Monica G. Turner and Robert George Woodmansee},
  journal={Ecological Applications},
Ecosystem management is management driven by explicit goals, executed by policies, protocols, and practices, and made adaptable by monitoring and research based on our best understanding of the ecological interactions and processes necessary to sustain ecosystem composition, structure, and function. In recent years, sustainability has become an explicitly stated, even legislatively mandated, goal of natural resource management agencies. In practice, however, management approaches have often… 

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Monitoring for ecosystem management : implementation at state and regional levels

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The Ecosystem Approach of the CBD and fisheries management in Japan.

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Evolving ecosystem management

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Orchestrating Ecosystem Management: Challenges and Lessons from Sequoia National Forest

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Ecosystem Management: A Review of a New Concept and Methodology

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Fisheries management.

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