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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biodiversity and Management of Natural Resources: The Issues.
Author Cairns, M. A. ; Lackey, R. T. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/344;
Stock Number PB93-106912
Additional Subjects Species diversity ; Natural resources ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Environmental protection ; Economic analysis ; Fisheries ; Government policies ; Reprints ; Biodiversity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-106912 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 5p
The Earth's wealth of genetic, species, community, and landscape-level diversity is disappearing at an unprecendented rate because of humanity's ever-accelerating alteration of habitat. The loss of biodiversity in the aquatic environment is now recognized as a serious concern by aquatic biologists. Development and use of our natural resources have been practiced in an unsustainable manner. Political institutions have been challenged to reconcile competing private and public goals, as well as a diverse set of expectations of our natural resources, including aquatic systems. This paper defines biodiversity, identifies many values of diversity in the biosphere, and discusses both proximate and ultimate causes of its decline.