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By Mark E. Jensen, Patrick S. Bourgeron

Ecosystem administration calls for a making plans and decision-making method that locations land use in its acceptable ecological context. simply because ecological tests has to be carried out at numerous spatial scales and throughout jurisdictional limitations, techniques to evaluate needs to be appropriate and in line with one another. A Guidebook for built-in EcologicalAssessment analyzes tools and offers criteria and protocols for evaluate and the mixing of data.

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Biological, social, economic, and physical sciences). If these assessments are to assist managers in implementing ecosystem-based strategies for land management, they must address both the biophysical and human components of ecosystems (Slocombe, 1993; Grumbine, 1994). Aggregation of information up and down scales must be used in combination with integration models to maximize the use of current information. The value of information will change through this aggregation process and should be well documented during the assessment process.

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