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Science and ecosystem management in the national parks, William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis, editors

Label
Science and ecosystem management in the national parks
Title
Science and ecosystem management in the national parks
Statement of responsibility
William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Science and Ecosystem Management in the National Parks presents twelve case studies of long-term research conducted in and around national parks that address major natural resource issues. These cases demonstrate how the use of longer time scales strongly influences our understanding of ecosystems and how interpretations of short-term patterns in nature often change when viewed in the context of long-term data sets. Most important, they show conclusively that scientific research significantly reduces uncertainty and improves resource management decisions. Chosen by scientists and senior park managers, the cases offer a broad range of topics, including air quality at the Grand Canyon; interaction between moose and wolf populations on Isle Royale; control of exotic species in Hawaiian parks; simulation of natural fire in the parks of the Sierra Nevada; and the impact of urban expansion on Saguaro National Monument. Because national parks are increasingly beset with conflicting views of their management, the need for knowledge of park ecosystems becomes even more critical - not only for the parks themselves, but for what they can tell us about survival in the rest of our world. This book demonstrates to policymakers and managers that decisions based on knowledge of ecosystems are more enduring and cost effective than decisions derived from uninformed consensus. It also provides scientists with models for designing research to meet threats to our most precious natural resources. "If we can learn to save the parks," observe Halvorson and Davis, "perhaps we can learn to save the world."
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB482.A4
LC item number
S35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Halvorson, William L.
  • Davis, Gary E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Ecosystem management
  • Natural resources
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Ecosystem management
  • Natural resources
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
Label
Science and ecosystem management in the national parks, William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wolf and moose populations in Isle Royale National Park
  • R. Gerald Wright
  • Saguaro cactus dynamics
  • Joseph R. McAuliffe
  • Alien species in Hawaiian national parks
  • Charles P. Stone and Lloyd L. Loope
  • Water rights and Devil's Hole pupfish at Death Valley National Monument
  • Owen R. Williams [and others]
  • Urban encroachment at Saguaro National Monument
  • William W. Shaw
  • Long-term research in national parks: from beliefs to knowledge
  • Karst hydrogeological research at Mammoth Cave National Park
  • E. Calvin Alexander, Jr.
  • Air quality in Grand Canyon
  • Christine L. Shaver and William C. Malm
  • Rare plant monitoring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Noel B. Pavlovic and Marlin L. Bowles
  • Wilderness research and management in the Sierra Nevada national parks
  • Jan W. van Wagtendonk and David J. Parsons
  • River management at Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Kenneth Chilman, David Foster, and Thomas Aley
  • Gary E. Davis and William L. Halvorson
  • Resource issues addressed by case studies of sustained research in national parks
  • Gary E. Davis and William L. Halvorson
  • Lessons learned from a century of applying research results to management of national parks
  • William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis
  • Management in national parks: from scenery to science
  • Ervin H. Zube
  • Fire research and management in the Sierra Nevada national parks
  • David J. Parsons and Jan W. van Wagtendonk
  • Yellowstone Lake and its cutthroat trout
  • John D. Varley and Paul Schullery
Control code
33165026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780816515660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95032530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Science and ecosystem management in the national parks, William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wolf and moose populations in Isle Royale National Park
  • R. Gerald Wright
  • Saguaro cactus dynamics
  • Joseph R. McAuliffe
  • Alien species in Hawaiian national parks
  • Charles P. Stone and Lloyd L. Loope
  • Water rights and Devil's Hole pupfish at Death Valley National Monument
  • Owen R. Williams [and others]
  • Urban encroachment at Saguaro National Monument
  • William W. Shaw
  • Long-term research in national parks: from beliefs to knowledge
  • Karst hydrogeological research at Mammoth Cave National Park
  • E. Calvin Alexander, Jr.
  • Air quality in Grand Canyon
  • Christine L. Shaver and William C. Malm
  • Rare plant monitoring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Noel B. Pavlovic and Marlin L. Bowles
  • Wilderness research and management in the Sierra Nevada national parks
  • Jan W. van Wagtendonk and David J. Parsons
  • River management at Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Kenneth Chilman, David Foster, and Thomas Aley
  • Gary E. Davis and William L. Halvorson
  • Resource issues addressed by case studies of sustained research in national parks
  • Gary E. Davis and William L. Halvorson
  • Lessons learned from a century of applying research results to management of national parks
  • William L. Halvorson and Gary E. Davis
  • Management in national parks: from scenery to science
  • Ervin H. Zube
  • Fire research and management in the Sierra Nevada national parks
  • David J. Parsons and Jan W. van Wagtendonk
  • Yellowstone Lake and its cutthroat trout
  • John D. Varley and Paul Schullery
Control code
33165026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780816515660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95032530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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