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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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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course E&EB 115 taught by Professor Jeffreypowellmartawells during the Fall '07 term at Yale.
- Fall '07