Skip to Main Content
An ecological basis for ecosystem managementAuthor(s): M. R. Kaufmann; R. T. Graham; D. A. Boyce; W. H. Moir; L. Perry; R. T. Reynolds; R. L. Bassett; P. Mehlhop; C. B. Edminster; W. M. Block; P. S. Corn
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RM 246. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 22 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
View PDF (900 B)
DescriptionGuiding principles based on conservation biology are applied in assessing ecosystem needs. Ecosystem, economic, and social needs are integrated in a decision model in which the guiding principles are used as a primary filter for evaluating proposed actions. Management practices consistent with the guiding principles are likely to lead to ecological, economic, and social well being, while those practices that are not consistent with the guiding principles risk species loss, degraded environments, and long term social problems.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationKaufmann, M. R.; Graham, R. T.; Boyce, D. A., Jr.; Moir, W. H.; Perry, L.; Reynolds, R. T.; Bassett, R. L.; Mehlhop, P.; Edminster, C. B.; Block, W. M.; Corn, P. S. 1994. An ecological basis for ecosystem management. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-246. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 22 p.
KeywordsEcosystem management concepts, guiding principles, conservation biology, ecosystem needs, human dimension, hierarchy, reference conditions, coarse filter and fine filter analyses, decision model
- Linking resilience theory and diffusion of innovations theory to understand the potential for perennials in the U.S. Corn Belt
- Tweak, adapt, or transform: Policy scenarios in response to emerging bioenergy markets in the U.S
- How to build multifunctional agricultural landscapes in the U.S corn belt: add perennials and partnerships
XML: View XML