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Ecological Core Concepts -- Applied ecology

Discipline Specific Core Concepts Classifications
Conservation (56)
Management (31)
Restoration (5)

View Resource A male Klug's clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in Finca Irlanda, Soconusco region, Chiapas

A male Klug’s clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico. Shade-grown coffee certification programs distinguish shade management practices that contain significantly higher levels of bird and butterfly diversity. This enhanced biodiversity may provide important ecosystem services, such as pollination, show...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Ecological Impacts of High Deer Densities

This Figure Set explores the complexity of forest ecosystems with particular emphasis on the effects of expanding white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations on trees, birds, and people. Once at the brink of extinction throughout their range, deer populations in the eastern and midwestern United States have grown rapidly over the last several decades. This has created unwelcome...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Long Term Changes in Marine Fisheries

This Issue focuses on a research article by Barange (2003) that was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article discusses long-term (inter-decadal and longer) patterns of change in marine species in the context of over-exploitation of marine fisheries. Barange’s emphasis is use of ecosystem-based management practice to move us towards sustainable fisheries. However, h...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Issues in Ecology, Issue 02: Ecosystem Services

This report defines ecosystem services as a strategy for the conservation of biodiversity. The production of ecosystem goods as it relates to the generation and maintenance of biodiversity is described. Ecosystem services such as flood and drought mitigation, services supplied by soil, pollination, pest control, and seed dispersal are described. Threats to ecosystem services are discussed, as...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Issues In Ecology, Issue 06: Applying Ecological Principles to the Management of U.S. Forests

In this report forests are presented as very dynamic ecosystems, and processes such as nutrient cycling, nitrogen saturation, sedimentation, erosion, and forest fragmentation are described. Ecological processes, such as disturbance and succession, are described in relation to forest management. Ecological and economic values and their societal implications are compared. Alternatives to...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

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