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Managing and Sustaining Ecosystems

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Pamela A. Matson
  • Peter M. Vitousek
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Abstract

Human activities influence all of Earth’s ecosystems. This chapter summarizes the principles by which important ecological properties can be sustained to meet the needs of ecosystems and society.

Keywords

Ecosystem Service Adaptive Management Disturbance Regime Ecosystem Management Natural Capital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 1
  • Pamela A. Matson
    • 2
  • Peter M. Vitousek
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Arctic Biology Department of Biology & WildlifeUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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