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Ecological History vs. Social Expectations: Managing Aquatic Ecosystems

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dc.contributor.author Reeves, Gordon H.
dc.contributor.author Duncan, Sally L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-08T17:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-08T17:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5362
dc.description.abstract "The emerging perspective of ecosystems as both non-equilibrium and dynamic fits aquatic ecosystems as well as terrestrial systems. It is increasingly recognized that watersheds historically passed through different conditions over time. Habitat conditions varied in quantity and quality, primarily as a function of the time since the last major disturbance and the legacy of that disturbance. Thus, to match the effects of historical processes, we would expect a variety of conditions to exist across the watersheds in a region at any time. Additionally, watersheds have different potentials to provide habitat for given fish species because of variation in physical features. This developing ecological understanding is often preempted by social desires to bring all watersheds to a 'healthy' condition, which in turn is reflected in a common regulatory approach mandating a single condition as the long-term goal for all watersheds. Matching perceptions and regulations to the way aquatic systems actually change and evolve through time will be a major challenge in the future." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject aquaculture en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Ecological History vs. Social Expectations: Managing Aquatic Ecosystems en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth unknown en_US

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