Springer Series on Environmental Management

Protected Land

Disturbance, Stress, and American Ecosystem Management

Authors: Spieles, Douglas J.

  • Translation of concept into management practice
  • Different perspectives and views are used to evaluate the debate on the nature of ecosystems
  • Highly relevant to the current environmental agenda
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Since John Muir and Gifford Pinchot championed the protection of land a century ago, ecologists and conservationists have struggled with simple questions of ecological management: exactly what aspects of our natural resources should we protect, and how should we protect them? At the heart of this debate lies the concept of the ecosystem—a term that has ironically grown more difficult to define as our understanding of ecological relationships has evolved. In this compelling book, Doug traces the notion of the ecosystem from its early application in American land conservation through the modern approach to natural resources management. Doug makes the case that the classic ecosystem concept is as deeply ingrained in the American conservation movement as it is deeply flawed. As a result, many present-day land protection efforts are fixated on the preservation of an ideal set of species as a coherent and sustainable unit, even as ecological research increasingly suggests that no such unit exists. Through critical analysis of ecosystem management in theory and practice, Protected Land presents an argument for re-framing the human relationship with ecological systems to embrace, rather than suppress, the forces of change.

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“This new volume may be slender, but brevity, coupled with clarity, is a virtue here. The book focuses on ‘ecological protection and management, in the face of our changing concept of the ecosystem.’ … The simple, lucid prose sustains the reader, making complexity easy to grasp. This book is slated to become a must read for students, conservation professionals, and citizen activists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (K. B. Sterling, Choice, Vol. 48 (8), April, 2011)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protected Land
Book Subtitle
Disturbance, Stress, and American Ecosystem Management
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6813-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6813-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6812-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2667-7
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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