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The science of open spaces : theory and practice for conserving large, complex systems

Author: Charles G Curtin
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication proposes that we return to ℓ́ℓfirst principlesℓ́ℓ--fundamental physical laws of the universe--and think about complex systems from the ground up based on modern scientific theory backed up by practical experience.℗ℓ Since the days of the American Frontier, our management policies have promoted a one-size-fits-all mentality for large, complex landscapes. Landscape ecologist Charles Curtin argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles G Curtin
ISBN: 9781610912051 1610912055 159726993X 9781597269933 1597269921 9781597269926
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 908145808
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Integrating conservation and complexity through the perspective of place --
2. experiments in post-normal science in southwestern Rangelands --
3. Experiments in the Governance of Maine's coastal fisheries --
4. Conceptual Under pinnings for preserving open spaces --
5. Resilience and the socioecological synthesis --
6. Practical aspects of sustaining open spaces.
Responsibility: Charles G. Curtin.

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Management policies have tended to promote a one-size-fits-all mentality for large, complex landscapes. The author argues that instead we need a science-based approach that accounts for the dynamic  Read more...
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