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Ecosystem Management for Sustainability
Principles and Practices Illustrated by a Regional Biosphere Reserve Cooperative



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ISBN 9781574440539
Published June 23, 1998 by CRC Press
528 Pages

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As the 21st century approaches, the need to put principles of sustainable living and ecosystem management into practice has never been so urgent. Ecosystem Management for Sustainability recognizes this need and shares the experiences of the editor and 54 contributing authors, each leaders in the advancement of ecosystem management and champions of the natural environment. The book uses the Man And Biosphere program as a case example of a wide variety of resource management activities at work. Through the multi-authored contributions to this book, documentation of a comprehensive spectrum of ecosystem management and sustainable development principles is achieved. Ecosystem Management for Sustainability provides a link between theory and practice of these two philosophies.

Table of Contents

The Concepts and Their Relevance to the Man and the Biosphere Program
Principles of Ecosystem Management and Sustainable Development, F. McCormick
Environmental Policy, Sustainable Societies, and Biosphere Reserves, W. Gregg
The Evolution of Land Use Ethics and Resource Management: Coming Full Circle, J. Nolt and J. Peine
The Case Study Setting and Institutional Framework
The Southern Appalachians: The Setting for the Case Study, J.C. Randolph, M. McKinney, C. Allen, and J. Peine
Framework for Integrated Ecosystem Management: The Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Cooperative, H. Hinote
A Comparison in the Management of Two Biosphere Reserves: Prioko-Terrasky Reserve, Russia, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, J. Peine, V. Koshevoi, K. Wade, I. Zhigarev, and M. Davydova
Components of Ecosystem Management
The Environmental Assessment as a Process to Set Priorities: The Southern Appalachian Experience, C. Berish, R. Durbrow, J. Harrison, B. Jackson, and K. Riiters
Environmental Monitoring, E. Smith, C.Parker, and J. Peine
The Role of Indicator Species: Neotropical Migratory Song Birds, T. Simons, K. Rabenold, D. Buehler, J. Collazo, and K. Franzreb
Management of a Large Carnivore: Black Bear, J. Clark and M. Pelton
Species Repatriation: Red Wolf, C. Lucash, B. Crawford, and J. Clark
Management of Isolated Populations: Southern Strain Brook Trout, S. Guffy, G. McCracken, S. Moore, and C. Parker
Control of Exotic Species: European Wild Boar, J. Peine and R. Lancia
Control of Pests and Pathogens, S. Schlarbaum, R. Anderson, and F. Thompon-Campbell
Air Quality Management: A Policy Perspective, J. Peine, L. Cox, M. Ross, B. Stephens, W. Miller III, B. Morton, and K. Malkin
Fire Management, E. Buckner and N.Turrill
Land Use Planning: Tourism, J. Peine
Managing Biodiversity in Historic Habitats: Case History of the Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds, P. White and R. Sutter
Climate Change: Potential Effects in the Southern Appalachians, J. Peine and C. Berish
Ecosystem Stabilization and Restoration: The Clinch Powell River Basin Initiative, D. Yankee, J. Peine, J. Tuberville, and D. Gowan
Threatened Ecosystem: High Elevation Spruce-Fir Forest, N. Nicholas, C. Eagar, and J. Peine
The Role of Institutions in Ecosystem Management, D. Ostermeier
The Future
Moving to an Operational Level: A Call for Leadership from the Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Cooperative, J. Peine
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As the 21st century approaches, the need to put principles of sustainable living and ecosystem management into practice has never been so urgent. Ecosystem Management for Sustainability recognizes this need and shares the experiences of the editor and 44 contributing authors, each leaders in the advancement of ecosystem management and champions of the natural environment. The book uses the Man And Biosphere program as a case example of a wide variety of resource management activities at work. Through the multi-authored contributions to this book, documentation of a comprehensive spectrum of ecosystem management and sustainable development principles is achieved. Ecosystem Management for Sustainability provides a link between theory and practice of these two philosophies.

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"…provides the reader with a working example of an ongoing process from which to learn."
The Canadian Field-Naturalist, Vol. 114, August 28, 2000