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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Issues of scale in conservation biology /
Author Noss, Reed F.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/011
Stock Number PB90-200759
OCLC Number 45409249
Additional Subjects Conservation ; Biology ; Ecology ; Scale(Ratio) ; Pollution ; Reprints ; Natural resources management ; Habitats ; Species diversity ; Ecosystems
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NTIS  PB90-200759 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Abstract
For any problem, spatial and temporal scale must both be carefully defined. Spatial and temporal scales are positively correlated, in that processes at larger spatial scales are usually slower. For example, physicochemical changes in a leaf occur at a faster rate than in a whole tree, which in turn changes faster than a forest. There is no 'best' scale at which to study ecology; the appropriate scale depends on the research question at hand. Scale problems have been particularly troublesome in conservation. Many applied ecologists and land managers have demonstrated a narrow spatiotemporal perspective or have even failed to recognize that scale is an issue. Because biotic impoverishment occurs at many different scales and levels of organization, conservation must be pluralistic, and all these considerations must be integrated into a single recovery plan.
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"EPA 600/D-90/011." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
EPA/600/D-90/011.