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Title

Vegetation management and protection research: disturbance processes and ecosystem management
Document Type: Other
Author(s): Robert Averill; Louise Larson; James M. Saveland; Philip Wargo; Jerry Williams; Melvin Bellinger
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • disturbance
  • disturbance regimes
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • vegetation management
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Record Last Modified: September 26, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 20723

Description

This paper is intended to broaden awareness and help develop consensus among USDA Forest Service scientists and resource managers about the role and significance of disturbance in ecosystem dynamics and, hence, resource management. To have an effective ecosystem management policy, resource managers and the public must understand the nature of ecological resiliency and stability and the role of natural disturbance on sustainability. Disturbances are common and important in virtually all ecosystems.

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Citation:
Averill, Robert D.; Larson, Louise; Saveland, Jim; Wargo, Philip; Williams, Jerry; Bellinger, Melvin. 1994. Vegetation management and protection research: disturbance processes and ecosystem management. Washington, D.C.: USDA Forest Service. 19 p.