||Issues of scale in conservation biology /
Noss, Reed F.
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Natural resources management ;
Species diversity ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||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.
||"EPA 600/D-90/011." Microfiche.
|PUB Date Free Form
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, 1990.
||PC A03/MF A01
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||00708nam 2200193Ka 45020