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Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management

  • Virginia H. Dale
  • Richard A. Haeuber
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, Richard A. Haeuber, N. Thompson Hobbs, Nancy J. Huntly, Robert J. Naiman et al.
      Pages 3-33
  3. Applying the Principles and Guidelines

  4. Alternative Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mary Santelmann, Kathryn Freemark, Denis White, Joan Nassauer, Mark Clark, Brent Danielson et al.
      Pages 226-252
  5. Making Decisions About the Land

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Patrick S. Bourgeron, Hope C. Humphries, Mark E. Jensen, Bennett A. Brown
      Pages 276-315
    3. Richard A. Haeuber, Virginia H. Dale
      Pages 316-330
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-346

About this book

Introduction

This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. The volume incorporates case studies from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. The case studies explore past and current land use decisions, on both public and private lands, and include practical approaches and tools for land-use decision-making. Perhaps the most important feature of the book is the linking of ecological theory and principle with applied land use decision-making - the theoretical and empirical are joined through concrete case studies of actual land use decision-making processes. In this volume, readers will find a statement of fundamental ecological principles that are relevant for land use planning and management, coupled with multiple in-depth explorations of the application of these principles in action. In addition, most case studies describe specific tools and approaches for incorporating endeavors to join fundamental ecological knowledge with cutting edge application in order to both educate and provide concrete guidance for decision-making. The intended audience is broad and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental studies to professional land use planners.

Keywords

ecological principles ecology environment research

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia H. Dale
    • 1
  • Richard A. Haeuber
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.NWUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management
  • Editors Virginia H. Dale
    Richard A. Haeuber
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0099-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-95099-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-95100-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-0099-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
    Nature Conservation
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Industry Sectors
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Reviews

From the reviews:

"The main topic of this volume are ecological principles for land use and land management … . Through the arrangement and selection of the contributions the editors have compiled a coherent book that in a vivid and demonstrative way will make clear the importance of land use and land management for the function of ecological systems to a broad audience, from students of environmental sciences to decision makers and professional land-use planners." (Rainer Waldhardt, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 5 (4), 2004)

"This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavours to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. … The intended audience is broad and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental studies to professional land use planners." (Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 14 (1), 2002)