Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management
This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors ... Show synopsis This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. The volume incorporates case studies fr om a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. The case studies ex plore past and current land use decisions, on both public and private lands, and include practical approaches and tools for land-use decisio n-making. Perhaps the most important feature of the book is the linkin g of ecological theory and principle with applied land use decision-ma king - the theoretical and empirical are joined through concrete case studies of actual land use decision-making processes. In this volume, readers will find a statement of fundamental ecological principles tha t are relevant for land use planning and management, coupled with mult iple in-depth explorations of the application of these principles in a ction.