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This page intentionally left blankApplied Ecology and NaturalResource ManagementThe science of ecology and the practice of management are critical toour understanding of the Earths ecosystems and our efforts to conservethem. This book attempts to bridge the gap between ecology and naturalresource management and, in particular, focuses on the discipline ofplant ecology as a foundation for vegetation and wildlife management.It describes how concepts and approaches used by ecologists to studycommunities and ecosystems can be applied to their management. GuyR. McPherson and Stephen DeStefano emphasize the importance ofthoughtfully designed and carefully conducted scientific studies to boththe advancement of ecological knowledge and the application of techniques for the management of plant and animal populations. The bookis aimed at natural resource managers, as well as graduate and advancedundergraduate students, who are familiar with fundamental ecologicalprinciples and who want to use ecological knowledge as a basis for themanagement of ecosystems.guy r. m c pherson is Professor of Renewable Natural Resources andEcology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.s tephen d e stefano is Leader of the U.S. Geological SurveysMassachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and AdjunctAssociate Professor in the Department of Natural ResourcesConservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Applied Ecology andNatu

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