Ecological resource management: A call to arms

Ecological Society Bulletin
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Abstract

As the human population enlarges, it becomes increasingly difficult to sustain valued ecological resources. Human use of resources, whether it is thharvest of ocean fisheries, logging of forests, or farming of arable lands, has resulted in significant population declines in many wildlife species. The growth of urban areas and the expansion of impermeable surfaces alter landscape diversity and modify hydrologic patterns in ways that decrease habitat quality for many desired plant, fish, and wildlife species. Impaired water, air, and soil quality related to industrial, municipal, and agricultural activities have altered the composition of aquatic and terrestrial communities.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ecological resource management: A call to arms
Series title Ecological Society Bulletin
DOI 10.1890/0012-9623(2002)083[0260:C]2.0.CO;2
Volume 83
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 269
Last page 271