Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Robert D. Averill; Louise Larson; Jim Saveland; Philip Wargo; Jerry Williams; Melvin Bellinger
    Date: 1994
    Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 19 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (61.4 KB)


    This paper is intended to broaden awareness and help develop consensus among USDA Forest Service scientists and resource managers about the role and significance of disturbance in ecosystem dynamics and, hence, resource management. To have an effective ecosystem management policy, resource managers and the public must understand the nature of ecological resiliency and stability and the role of natural disturbance on sustainability. Disturbances are common and important in virtually all ecosystems.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Averill, Robert D.; Larson, Louise; Saveland, Jim; Wargo, Philip; Williams, Jerry; Bellinger, Melvin. 1994. Vegetation management and protection research: Disturbance processes and ecosystem management. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 19 p.


    disturbance, ecosystem dynamics

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page