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RECORD NUMBER: 237 OF 682
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|Main Title||Ecological forecasting : new tools for coastal and marine ecosystem management /|
|Publisher||U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science,|
|Subjects||Ecology--United States--Forecasting. ; Ecosystem management--United States. ; Biotic communities--Forecasting. ; Marine ecology--United States. ; Marine ecology--Climatic factors--United States. ; Applied ecology--United States. ; Environmental protection--United States. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Coastal zone management--United States. ; Coastal ecology--Climatic factors--United States. ; Sustainable development--United States.|
Title from title screen (viewed on June 17, 2004). "July 2003." Includes bibliographical references.
"Policy makers, natural resource managers, regulators, and the public often call on scientists to estimate the potential ecological changes caused by both natural and human-induced stresses, and to determine how those changes will impact people and the environment. To develop forecasts of ecological changes we need to: 1) increase to understanding of ecosystem composition, structure and functioning, 2) expand ecosystem monitoring and apply advanced scientific information to make these complex data widely available, and 3) develop and improve forecast and interpretative tools that use the scientific bases to assess the results of management and science policy actions."