Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making

  • Glenn R.¬†Guntenspergen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. James D. Nichols, Mitchell J. Eaton, Julien Martin
    Pages 9-28
  3. Byron K. Williams, James D. Nichols
    Pages 45-65
  4. Mitchell J. Eaton, Julien Martin, James D. Nichols, Carol McIntyre, Maggie C. McCluskie, Joel A. Schmutz et al.
    Pages 67-86
  5. David R. Smith, Craig D. Snyder, Nathaniel P. Hitt, Paul H. Geissler
    Pages 87-100
  6. Matthew A. Bowker, Mark E. Miller, Steven L. Garman, Travis Belote
    Pages 101-130
  7. Craig D. Snyder, Nathaniel P. Hitt, David R. Smith, Jonathan P. Daily
    Pages 157-197
  8. Brian R. Mitchell, Geraldine L. Tierney, E. William Schweiger, Kathryn M. Miller, Don Faber-Langendoen, James B. Grace
    Pages 199-230
  9. Robert A. Washington-Allen, R. Douglas Ramsey, Thomas G. Van Niel, Neil E. West
    Pages 273-289
  10. Mary-Jane James-Pirri, Jeffrey L. Swanson, Charles T. Roman, Howard S. Ginsberg, James F. Heltshe
    Pages 291-319
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 321-324

About this book


Scientists and managers have largely abandoned classic models that assume natural systems are in equilibrium and recognize the importance of understanding interactions between, and among, biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems, and how these interactions lead to complexities that should be factored into natural resource management decisions. Even though the existence of ecological thresholds is becoming increasingly apparent, this has not been followed by its widespread adoption and incorporation into management decisions and goals. The ability to move from theory to application and make threshold concepts a problem solving tool for natural resource management remains a daunting challenge. This book addresses this challenge and shows how threshold concepts can be integrated into conservation and land management decision making.

Editors and affiliations

  • Glenn R.¬†Guntenspergen
    • 1
  1. 1.USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research CenterLaurelUSA

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