Title: Disturbance processes and ecosystem management
Author: Averill, Robert D.; Larson, Louise; Saveland, Jim; Wargo, Philip; Williams, Jerry; Bellinger, Melvin;
Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 19 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: 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.
Keywords: ecosystem dynamics, resource management, ecological resiliency, natural disturbance, sustainability
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Averill, 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.
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