The Hudson River Ecosystem

  • Karin E. Limburg
  • Mary Ann Moran
  • William H. McDowell

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mary Ann Moran, Karin E. Limburg
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mary Ann Moran, Karin E. Limburg
    Pages 6-39
  4. William H. McDowell
    Pages 40-82
  5. Karin E. Limburg
    Pages 83-130
  6. Mary Ann Moran, Dooley S. Kiefer
    Pages 131-154
  7. Karin E. Limburg, Mary Ann Moran
    Pages 155-172
  8. Mary Ann Moran, Peter S. Walczak, Karin E. Limburg
    Pages 173-239
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-333

About this book


The Ecosystems Research Center (ERC) was established at Cornell U ni­ versity in October 1980 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the goals of: 1. Identifying fundamental principles and concepts of ecosystems sci­ ence and the determination of their importance in understanding and pre­ dicting the responses of ecosystems to stress, the description of the basic mechanisms that operate within ecosystems, and an examination of the stability of ecosystem structure and function in the face of stress. 2. Testing the applicability of those theoretical concepts to problems of concern to the EPA through a consideration of retrospective and other case studies. In line with these goals, the Hudson River ecosystem provided the basis for the first major retrospective study undertaken by the ERC. The goal of the project was to develop recommendations concerning how ecosystem monitoring can and should be carried out in support of EPA's regulatory responsibilities. Our hope was and is that the experience gained from this study will be broadly applicable to a range of manage­ ment problems involving estuarine ecosystems, and will lead to more effective regulation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Karin E. Limburg
    • 1
  • Mary Ann Moran
    • 2
  • William H. McDowell
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecosystems Research CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.SURCOState University of New YorkOswegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9341-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4874-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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