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Title: Synopsis of emergent approaches

Author: North, Malcolm; Collins, Brandon; Keane, John; Long, Jonathan W.; Skinner, Carl; Zielinski, Bill.;

Date: 2014

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 55-70. Chap. 1.3

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: This synopsis presents three integrated themes that emerged from synthesizing information about biological resources. These themes become particularly important when managing forests to promote resilience at large landscape scales and long timeframes. This synopsis summarizes ideas in the longer chapter 1.2, “Integrative Approaches: Promoting Socioecological Resilience,” by using a concise style in which definitions, citations, and elaboration of some key points are included in endnotes. The emergent theme for promoting resilience is working with and adapting to dynamic ecological processes at broader scales. From this broad perspective, two integral concepts emerge: (1) restoring fire as an ecological process, and (2) reducing fire hazard while sustaining wildlife habitat and restoring riparian ecosystems. Implementing and testing these concepts may require establishing the proposed demonstration landscapes.

Keywords: ecological restoration, socioecological systems, ecosystem resilience, forest planning, fire management, altered fire regimes, wildfire, climate change, anthropogenic disturbance, invasive species, water resources, species of conservation concern, California

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North, M.; Collins, B.; Keane, J.; Long, J.W.; Skinner, C.; Zielinski, B. 2014. Synopsis of emergent approaches. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 55-70. Chap. 1.3.


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