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NR 205 -- Ecosystem Management: Integrating Science, Society, and Policy
 
NR 205 -- Ecosystem Management:
Integrating Science,
Society and Policy
 

Reading Assignments for Classes April 8 - 9, 2008


Readings are presented in pdf format. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader if this program is not installed on your computer.
 
Introduction to Ecosystem Management
 
1. Grumbine, R.E. 1994. What is ecosystem management? Conservation Biology 8: 27-38.
 
2. Rosenzweig, M.L. 2003. Win-win ecology: How the earth's species can survive in the midst of human enterprise, Chapters 1 and 2. Oxford University Press, New York. Pp. 1-25.
 
3. Martens, P. 2006. Sustainability: science or fiction? Sustainability: Science Practice & Policy 2(1): 36-41.
 
The Ecosystem as a Basis for Management
 
4. Rosenzweig, M.L. 2003. Win-win ecology: How the earth's species can survive in the midst of human enterprise, Chapters 8 and 9. Oxford University Press, New York. Pp. 101-141.
 
Degraded and Healthy Ecosystems
 
5. Schaeffer, D.J., E.E. Herricks, and H.W. Kerster. 1988. Ecosystem health: I. Measuring ecosystem health. Environmental Management 12: 445-455.
 
6. Suter, G.W. 1993. A critique of ecosystem health concepts and indexes. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 12: 1533-1539.
 
7. Meyerson, L.A., J. Baron, J.M. Melillo, R.J. Naiman, R.I O'Malley, G. Orians, M.A. Palmer, A.S.P. Pfaff, S.W. Running, and O.E. Sala. 2005. Aggregate measures of ecosystem services: can we take the pulse of nature? Frontiers in Ecology 3(1): 56-59.
 
8. The Heinz Center. 2002. The State of the Nation's Ecosystems: Measuring the lands, waters and living resources of the United States. Cambridge University Press. 270 pp. Skim - Summary and Highlights. Full report available on line at: www.heinzctr.org/ecosystems/.
 
Traditional Approaches to Environmental Management
 
9. Ostrom, E.J. Burger, C.B. Field, R.B. Morgaard, and D. Policansky. 1999. Revisiting the commons: local lessons, global challenges. Science 284: 278-282.
 
10. Larson, E. 1995. Unrest in the west. Time Magazine 146 (17): 52-66.
 
11. Outside Magazine. 2004. The Environment: an interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Christine Todd Whitman. Pages 102-108, 122-132.
Moving Toward Ecosystem Management
12. Sachs, J.D. 2008. Ten ideas that are changing the world: #1, Common wealth. Time Magazine, March 24, 2008, pgs 36-40.
 
13. Middendorf, G. and C. Nilon. 2007. Eco-justice, the ESA and environmental justice. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, April 2007: 160-165.
 
14. Meffee, G.K, L.A. Nielsen, R.L. Knight, and Dennis A. Schenborn, eds. 2002. Chapter 10. Working in human communities. In: Ecosystem Management: Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation. Island Press, Washington, DC. Pp. 219-239.
 
15. Maser, C. 1994. Vision: the frontier beyond conflict. Chapter 6 in: Sustainable forestry: Philosophy, science, and economics. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL pp. 135-149.
 
16. Maser, C. 1994. Sustainable forestry through adaptive ecosystem management is an open-ended experiment. Chapter 16 in: Sustainable forestry: Philosophy, science, and economics. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL pp. 303-340.
 
 

 
 
 
 

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