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The evolving role of science in wilderness to our understanding of ecosystems and landscapes

Publications Posted on: March 07, 2006
Research in wilderness areas (areas with minimal human activity and of large spatial extent) formed the foundation for ecological models and theories that continue to shape our understanding how ecosystems change through time, how ecological communities are structured and how ecosystems function.

Tribal wilderness research needs and issues in the United States and Canada

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2006
This paper represents a dialogue between tribal wilderness managers and researchers on the primary research needs of tribal wilderness in the United States and Canada. The authors identify a number of research priorities for tribal wildlands. The paper also discusses some major issues and challenges faced by researchers conducting research in areas that are culturally sensitive to tribal members.