Sustainable ecological systems : implementing an ecological approach to land management, July 12-15, 1993, Flagstaff, Arizona / technical coordinators, W. Wallace Covington, Leonard F. DeBano.

By: Covington, W. Wallace.
Contributor(s): DeBano, Leonard F | Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.) | Northern Arizona University. School of Forestry | United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: USDA Forest Service general technical report RM: 247Publisher: Fort Collins, Colo. : Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Department of Agriculture, [1994]Description: v, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.Subject(s): ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT | NATURE CONSERVATION | RESTORATION ECOLOGY | FOREST MANAGEMENT | ECOSYSTEMS | LAND MANAGEMENT | WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION | HABITATS | ENDANGERED TAXA | LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY | PEST CONTROL | CONFERENCESAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Sustainable ecological systems.Holdings: GRETA POINT: 574.5:502.13 COV
Contents:
SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CULTURAL CONTEXT -- Plenary session summary / W. Wallace Covington, Chair -- Sustainable ecological systems and cultural change / Thadis W. Box -- A brief history of American conservation philosophy / J. Baird Callicott -- Aldo Leopold and the evolution of ecosystem management / Susan Flader -- Normative conflicts and obscurantism in the definition of ecosystem management / Michael Soulé -- ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND AND WATER USE CHANGES -- Biodiversity and land use / Neil E. West -- Sustaining and restoring western wetland and riparian ecosystems threatened by or affected by water development projects / David J. Cooper -- Potential effects of timber harvest and water management on streamflow dynamics and sediment transport / C.A. Troendle and W.K. Olsen -- THE BIOLOGY OF RARE AND DECLINING SPECIES AND HABITATS -- Session summary / William M. Block, Chair -- Broad-scale population declines in four species of North American quail: an examination of possible causes / Leonard A. Brennan -- Conservation planning: lessons from the spotted owl / R.J. Gutiérrez -- What we know and don't know about amphibian declines in the West / Paul Stephen Corn -- Threats to and sustainability of ecosystems for freshwater mollusks / Patricia Mehlhop and Caryn C. Vaughn -- Hypotheses concerning population decline and rarity in insects / Kathryn J. Schaeffer and Stacey L. Kiser -- How forest fragmentation hurts species and what to do about it / Daniel Simberloff -- CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND RESTORATION ECOLOGY -- Session summary / W. Wallace Covington, Chair -- Implications for ponderosa pine/bunchgrass ecological systems / W. Wallace Covington -- Toward a definition of sustainability / T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra -- Social and political issues in ecological restoration / Thomas M. Bonnicksen -- Restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems with fire / Stephen Sackett, Sally Haase, and M.G. Harrington -- Conservation biology, restoration ecology and a Navajo view of nature / Victoria Yazzie Piña and W. Wallace Covington -- DEVELOPING AND APPLYING ECOLOGICAL THEORY TO MANAGEMENT OF ECOSYSTEMS -- Session summary / W.H. Moir, Chair -- Landscape ecology and ecosystem management / Dean L. Urban -- Continuous and discontinuous change in a southwestern woodland / Donald A. Jameson -- Unsustainability: the shadow of our future / W.H. Moir and H. Todd Mowrer -- Ecosystem management: from theory to practice / Hal Salwasser and Robert D. Pfister -- Incorporating landscape ecology concepts in forest management: forest landscape analysis and design / Nancy M. Diaz and Dean Apostol -- A distant perspective: approaching sustainability in a regional context / Carol A. Wessman and Elizabeth M. Nel -- Multicultural dimensions in ecosystem sustainability / Celedonio Aguirre-Bravo -- SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOREST HEALTH -- Session summary / Michael R. Wagner and Jill L. Wilson, Chairs -- The healthy multiple-use forest ecosystem: an impossible dream / Michael R. Wagner -- An ecosystem-centered view of insect and disease effects on forest health / T.D. Schowalter -- Status of insects and diseases in the Southwest: implications for forest health / J.L. Wilson and B.M. Tkacz -- Use and abuse of insect and disease models in forest pest management: past, present, and future / A.M. Liebhold -- Research approaches to understanding the roles of insect defoliators in forest ecosystems / Karen M. Clancy -- SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS TO RESPOND TO HUMAN NEEDS -- Modern forest management: it's about opening up, not locking up / W. Bruce Shepard -- A political-economic perspective on sustained ecosystem management / Thomas C. Brown and George L. Peterson -- The human dimensions of national forest ecosystem management / Greg Super and Gary Elsner -- The aesthetic experience of sustainable forest ecosystems / Paul H. Gobster -- Declining southwestern aquatic habitats and fishes: are they sustainable? / John N. Rinne -- Landscape aesthetics, ecology, and human health: in defense of instrumental values / Russ Parsons, Terry C. Daniel, and Louis G. Tassinary -- A planning and analysis process for including social and biophysical considerations in sustainable ecosystem management / B.L. Driver, Brian Kent, and John G. Hof -- POSTERS -- The biosocial perspective (banquet address) / Thomas M. Bonnicksen -- Restoration ecology of coastal riparian areas: an applied approach / Adaptive Cope Team -- Enhancing the suitability of habitats for the endangered Stephens' kangaroo rat: a long-term experimental study / Mark C. Andersen and Michael J. O'Farrell -- Regional mitigation: a means for restoring forested ecosystems in Florida / B.F. Birkitt --Fire in southwestern riparian habitats: functional and community responses / D.E. Busch -- Multi-purpose development of the Gila drain floodway / J. Dillon, J.H. Brock, and R.S. Gordon -- Exotic species and sustainable ecosystem management / Tom L. Dudley and Carla M. D'Antonio -- Relationships between forest songbird populations and managed forests in Idaho / Diane M. Evans and Deborah M. Finch -- Distribution and abundance of plants in Colorado Plateau hanging gardens / James F. Fowler and Nancy L. Stanton -- Inonotus (phellinus) weirii: origins, nomenclature, and pathogenesis in western ecosystems / M.J. Larsen, G.I. McDonald, and A.E. Harvey -- Maintaining and restoring aquatic habitats to benefit water quality / Michael D. Marcus and Clayton S. Creager -- Evaluation of a restoration system for sandhills longleaf pine communities / K.W. Outcalt -- Sustaining rangelands: application of ecological models to evaluate the risks of alternative grazing systems / Mark E. Ritchie and Michael L. Wolfe -- The potential effects of increased temperatures and elevated ambient carbon dioxide on loblolly pine productivity: results from a simulation model / David Arthur Sampson -- Impact of large ungulates in restoration of aspen communities in a southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystem / Wayne D. Shepperd and M.L. Fairweather -- Assessing the impacts of timber harvest on a northern Arizona rare plant, Clematis hirsutissima var. arizonica, through canopy manipulation and matrix demographic analysis / Edward Bennett Smith -- Presentation of a rare annual grass, Puccinellia parishii, in Native American agricultural fields / M. Tremble and B. Hevron -- Characteristics of managed forest habitat selected for nesting by Merriam's turkeys / Brian F. Wakeling and Harley G. Shaw.
Abstract: This conference brought together scientists and managers from federal, state, and local agencies, along with private-sector interests, to examine key concepts involving sustainable ecological systems, and ways in which to apply these concepts to ecosystem management. Session topics were: ecological consequences of land and water use changes, biology of rare and declining species and habitats, conservation biology and restoration ecology, developing and applying ecological theory to management of ecological systems, sustainable ecosystems and forest health, and sustainable ecosystems to respond to human needs. A plenary session established the philosophical and historical contexts for ecosystem management.
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SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CULTURAL CONTEXT -- Plenary session summary / W. Wallace Covington, Chair -- Sustainable ecological systems and cultural change / Thadis W. Box -- A brief history of American conservation philosophy / J. Baird Callicott -- Aldo Leopold and the evolution of ecosystem management / Susan Flader -- Normative conflicts and obscurantism in the definition of ecosystem management / Michael Soulé -- ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND AND WATER USE CHANGES -- Biodiversity and land use / Neil E. West -- Sustaining and restoring western wetland and riparian ecosystems threatened by or affected by water development projects / David J. Cooper -- Potential effects of timber harvest and water management on streamflow dynamics and sediment transport / C.A. Troendle and W.K. Olsen -- THE BIOLOGY OF RARE AND DECLINING SPECIES AND HABITATS -- Session summary / William M. Block, Chair -- Broad-scale population declines in four species of North American quail: an examination of possible causes / Leonard A. Brennan -- Conservation planning: lessons from the spotted owl / R.J. Gutiérrez -- What we know and don't know about amphibian declines in the West / Paul Stephen Corn -- Threats to and sustainability of ecosystems for freshwater mollusks / Patricia Mehlhop and Caryn C. Vaughn -- Hypotheses concerning population decline and rarity in insects / Kathryn J. Schaeffer and Stacey L. Kiser -- How forest fragmentation hurts species and what to do about it / Daniel Simberloff -- CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND RESTORATION ECOLOGY -- Session summary / W. Wallace Covington, Chair -- Implications for ponderosa pine/bunchgrass ecological systems / W. Wallace Covington -- Toward a definition of sustainability / T.F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra -- Social and political issues in ecological restoration / Thomas M. Bonnicksen -- Restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems with fire / Stephen Sackett, Sally Haase, and M.G. Harrington -- Conservation biology, restoration ecology and a Navajo view of nature / Victoria Yazzie Piña and W. Wallace Covington -- DEVELOPING AND APPLYING ECOLOGICAL THEORY TO MANAGEMENT OF ECOSYSTEMS -- Session summary / W.H. Moir, Chair -- Landscape ecology and ecosystem management / Dean L. Urban -- Continuous and discontinuous change in a southwestern woodland / Donald A. Jameson -- Unsustainability: the shadow of our future / W.H. Moir and H. Todd Mowrer -- Ecosystem management: from theory to practice / Hal Salwasser and Robert D. Pfister -- Incorporating landscape ecology concepts in forest management: forest landscape analysis and design / Nancy M. Diaz and Dean Apostol -- A distant perspective: approaching sustainability in a regional context / Carol A. Wessman and Elizabeth M. Nel -- Multicultural dimensions in ecosystem sustainability / Celedonio Aguirre-Bravo -- SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOREST HEALTH -- Session summary / Michael R. Wagner and Jill L. Wilson, Chairs -- The healthy multiple-use forest ecosystem: an impossible dream / Michael R. Wagner -- An ecosystem-centered view of insect and disease effects on forest health / T.D. Schowalter -- Status of insects and diseases in the Southwest: implications for forest health / J.L. Wilson and B.M. Tkacz -- Use and abuse of insect and disease models in forest pest management: past, present, and future / A.M. Liebhold -- Research approaches to understanding the roles of insect defoliators in forest ecosystems / Karen M. Clancy -- SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS TO RESPOND TO HUMAN NEEDS -- Modern forest management: it's about opening up, not locking up / W. Bruce Shepard -- A political-economic perspective on sustained ecosystem management / Thomas C. Brown and George L. Peterson -- The human dimensions of national forest ecosystem management / Greg Super and Gary Elsner -- The aesthetic experience of sustainable forest ecosystems / Paul H. Gobster -- Declining southwestern aquatic habitats and fishes: are they sustainable? / John N. Rinne -- Landscape aesthetics, ecology, and human health: in defense of instrumental values / Russ Parsons, Terry C. Daniel, and Louis G. Tassinary -- A planning and analysis process for including social and biophysical considerations in sustainable ecosystem management / B.L. Driver, Brian Kent, and John G. Hof -- POSTERS -- The biosocial perspective (banquet address) / Thomas M. Bonnicksen -- Restoration ecology of coastal riparian areas: an applied approach / Adaptive Cope Team -- Enhancing the suitability of habitats for the endangered Stephens' kangaroo rat: a long-term experimental study / Mark C. Andersen and Michael J. O'Farrell -- Regional mitigation: a means for restoring forested ecosystems in Florida / B.F. Birkitt --Fire in southwestern riparian habitats: functional and community responses / D.E. Busch -- Multi-purpose development of the Gila drain floodway / J. Dillon, J.H. Brock, and R.S. Gordon -- Exotic species and sustainable ecosystem management / Tom L. Dudley and Carla M. D'Antonio -- Relationships between forest songbird populations and managed forests in Idaho / Diane M. Evans and Deborah M. Finch -- Distribution and abundance of plants in Colorado Plateau hanging gardens / James F. Fowler and Nancy L. Stanton -- Inonotus (phellinus) weirii: origins, nomenclature, and pathogenesis in western ecosystems / M.J. Larsen, G.I. McDonald, and A.E. Harvey -- Maintaining and restoring aquatic habitats to benefit water quality / Michael D. Marcus and Clayton S. Creager -- Evaluation of a restoration system for sandhills longleaf pine communities / K.W. Outcalt -- Sustaining rangelands: application of ecological models to evaluate the risks of alternative grazing systems / Mark E. Ritchie and Michael L. Wolfe -- The potential effects of increased temperatures and elevated ambient carbon dioxide on loblolly pine productivity: results from a simulation model / David Arthur Sampson -- Impact of large ungulates in restoration of aspen communities in a southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystem / Wayne D. Shepperd and M.L. Fairweather -- Assessing the impacts of timber harvest on a northern Arizona rare plant, Clematis hirsutissima var. arizonica, through canopy manipulation and matrix demographic analysis / Edward Bennett Smith -- Presentation of a rare annual grass, Puccinellia parishii, in Native American agricultural fields / M. Tremble and B. Hevron -- Characteristics of managed forest habitat selected for nesting by Merriam's turkeys / Brian F. Wakeling and Harley G. Shaw.

This conference brought together scientists and managers from federal, state, and local agencies, along with private-sector interests, to examine key concepts involving sustainable ecological systems, and ways in which to apply these concepts to ecosystem management. Session topics were: ecological consequences of land and water use changes, biology of rare and declining species and habitats, conservation biology and restoration ecology, developing and applying ecological theory to management of ecological systems, sustainable ecosystems and forest health, and sustainable ecosystems to respond to human needs. A plenary session established the philosophical and historical contexts for ecosystem management.

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