Restoration as a Technique for Identifying and Characterizing Human Influences on Ecosystems

  • William R. JordanIII


While the obvious way to detect human influences on a natural landscape is simply to compare descriptions of the landscape in the presence and absence of this influence, this approach has certain obvious limitations.


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