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Broad-Scale Ecological Science and Its Application

  • Barry R. Noon
  • Virginia H. Dale

Abstract

During the last 200 years, the spatial extent of environmental changes and the nature and permanence of these changes have been unprecedented relative to preindustrial times. Concomitant with changes in landscape pattern and composition, there have been dramatic declines in the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species. Given that environmental change is expected to increase in rate and extent over the next several decades, there is an increasing sense of urgency to discover how to ameliorate human impacts on biota and to sustain the ecological services they provide. As a result, new scientific principles and insights are needed to address such broad-scale problems.

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Ecological System Ecological Process Landscape Pattern Adaptive Management Landscape Element 
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  • Virginia H. Dale

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