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The Resource Twenty-first century ecosystems : managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium, Committee for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A Symposium, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies

Twenty-first century ecosystems : managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium, Committee for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A Symposium, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Twenty-first century ecosystems : managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium
Title
Twenty-first century ecosystems
Title remainder
managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium
Statement of responsibility
Committee for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A Symposium, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"In honor of Darwin's birthday, the National Research Council appointed a committee under the auspices of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for DIVERSITAS to plan a Symposium on Twenty-first Century Ecosystems. The purpose of the symposium was to capture some of the current excitement and recent progress in scientific understanding of ecosystems, from the microbial to the global level, while also highlighting how improved understanding can be applied to important policy issues that have broad biodiversity and ecosystem effects. The aim was to help inform new policy approaches that could satisfy human needs while also maintaining the integrity of the goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystems over both the short and the long terms. This report summarizes the views expressed by symposium participants; however, it does not provide a session-by-session summary of the presentations at the symposium. Instead, the symposium steering committee identified eight key themes that emerged from the lectures, which were addressed in different contexts by different speakers. The focus here is on general principles rather than specifics. These eight themes provide a sharp focus on a few concepts that enable scientists, environmental NGOs, and policy makers to engage more effectively around issues of central importance for biodiversity and ecosystem management"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Ecosystem management
  • Ecosystem management
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • International cooperation
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Twenty-first century ecosystems : managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium, Committee for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A Symposium, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Eight themes for managing the living world. Learning what we have -- Learning how ecosystems are working and changing -- Saving what we can -- Managing ecosystems as complex adaptive systems -- Increasing capacity to inform policy through integrated science -- Increasing societal capacity to manage and adapt to environmental change -- Strengthening international institutions and U.S. engagement and leadership -- Accounting for the value of nature
Control code
ebr10531106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 75 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
col. ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785779561
Label
Twenty-first century ecosystems : managing the living world two centuries after Darwin : report of a symposium, Committee for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A Symposium, U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Eight themes for managing the living world. Learning what we have -- Learning how ecosystems are working and changing -- Saving what we can -- Managing ecosystems as complex adaptive systems -- Increasing capacity to inform policy through integrated science -- Increasing societal capacity to manage and adapt to environmental change -- Strengthening international institutions and U.S. engagement and leadership -- Accounting for the value of nature
Control code
ebr10531106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 75 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
col. ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785779561

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