Gradient Modeling

Resource and Fire Management

  • Stephen R. Kessell

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Resource Management Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Glacier National Park Study

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      Pages 43-43
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  4. Implementation of the Glacier National Park Gradient Modeling Information System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 164-164
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  5. Subsequent Applications of Gradient Modeling Systems

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      Pages 214-214
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-432

About this book


This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environmen­ tal management. Each volume will be a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective ofthese books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other indi­ vidual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.


Environmental Management Glacier National Park /Biologie Modeling Simulation development ecology environment vegetation Ökologie

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen R. Kessell
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  1. 1.Gradient Modeling, Inc.MissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6178-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6176-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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