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Disturbance processes and ecosystem managementAuthor(s): Robert D. Averill; Louise Larson; Jim Saveland; Philip Wargo; Jerry Williams; Melvin Bellinger
Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 19 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThis 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.
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CitationAverill, Robert D.; Larson, Louise; Saveland, Jim; Wargo, Philip; Williams, Jerry; Bellinger, Melvin. 1994. Disturbance processes and ecosystem management. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 19 p.
Keywordsecosystem dynamics, resource management, ecological resiliency, natural disturbance, sustainability
- Vegetation management and protection research: Disturbance processes and ecosystem management
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