WIT Press


Managing Ecosystems In A Watershed Context: Progress Made And The Emerging Role Of Integrated Spatial Information Technologies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GIS980021

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,027 kb

Author(s)

I.M. Crawford, U.S. Tim, D.K. Jain & H. Liao

Abstract

Ecosystem management within a watershed context is a relatively new management paradigm that involves: monitoring the current and changing conditions of ecological resources, understanding more fully the structure and function of ecosystems to develop improved management options, modeling the response of ecosystems to human induced stresses, and assessing the social and economic implications of management actions. Watersheds are the most appropriate ecological and economic unit for carrying

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