10 Guidelines for Ecosystem Researchers: Lessons from Missouri
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Journal of Forestry 95(4):4-9
In the early 1990s managers in natural resource agencies in Missouri began asking, "How does ecosystem management relate to our current practices? How might we do a better job of managing large ecosystems?" As they started addressing these questions, several points emerged:
- Planning and managing ecosystems requires expertise in more subject areas than any single individual can possess.
- Many ecosystem attributes can be observed only at large scales, like landscapes or watersheds.
- Management issues also involve multiple ownerships.
- New tools are needed to help synthesize information and guide decision making.
Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Thompson, Frank R., III; Brookshire, Brian L.; Dey, Daniel C.; Kurzejeski, Eric W.; England, Kristine. 1997. 10 Guidelines for Ecosystem Researchers: Lessons from Missouri. Journal of Forestry 95(4):4-9