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Unformatted text preview: enough to show difference. • Redundancy Hypothesis: There comes a number of species where ecosystem functions level off and adding another has no utility • Ecosystem Management o Save ecosystems that save many more species o Protect the structure of ecosystem and by default you save the species o Mantra of Ecological Management: Large scale conservation o Maintain hierarchical patterns: Patterns of biological diversity as well as processes and functions o Crumbine 1. Protect biological diversity 2. Species richness is not enough 3. Management planned long-term o Three areas that must come together for ecosystem management Ecological perspective: Biotic factors, abiotic factors Institutional perspective: Laws and mandates, standing and funding Socioeconomic perspective: Stakeholders, values, issues o Best solutions Decisions make ecological sense Satisfy socio-economic demands Institutions willing to carry them out...
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- Fall '07
- Ecology, Conservation Bio Main, species Mantra of Ecological Management, utility Ecosystem Management, ecosystem management Ecological, Diversity Stability Hypothesis