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    Author(s): Matthew Skroch
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 260-263
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The scientific community has recently emphasized the importance of ecological process, structure, and scale in the maintenance of biological diversity. Humans have affected most natural landscapes, and many naturally occurring processes, structures, and species may not rebound to naturally sustaining function without intervention. Ecosystem management relies on science and its transcendence into public policy to assure long-term ecosystem sustainability. This approach is defined, implemented, and understood in vastly different ways. This paper (1) summarizes ecosystem management history and intent, (2) assesses divergent interpretations of ecosystem management, and (3) offers insight into its use and effectiveness in maintaining sustainable ecosystems.

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    Skroch, Matthew. 2005. Ecosystem management and its role in linking science, policy, and management. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 260-263

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    ecosystem management, research, policy, history, biodiversity, sustainability

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