"Ecosystem Management" by Mark S. Boyce

Ecosystem Management Applications for Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Resources Mark S. Boyce, Alan Haney

Publication date:
28 Jan 1999
Yale University Press
384 pages: 235 x 156mm
30 b/w illus.

"The authors of this fine book have clarified the theory and application of sustainable ecosystem management. The book will be received well and read widely."?Tim W. Clark

"Ecosystem management is an evolutionary process in the application of science and philosophy to the husbandry of the good earth upon which all the inhabitants thereof depend for sustenance. [It] is a concept that . . . stand[s] at a confluence of streams of science, philosophy, technological capability, and recognized human need. . . .This book is a significant contribution of thoughtful scientists on how we may rationally begin to navigate the white water of those merged and merging currents. What lies ahead is an exciting journey."?Jack Ward Thomas

"The authors have done an excellent job of describing recent discoveries in ecosystem sciences and relating those advances in theory to real-world practices."?Choice

"We have here a novel approach to this important area of ecology that should have wide application and appeal."?Peter D. Moore, Biologist

"A diversity of topics and solid editing make this an important contribution to the emerging literature on ecosystem management."?American Forests

"This book can enrich any discussion of ecosystem management because of its breadth and the commitment to sustainability by the authors. Its complete index makes it a good reference to specific organisms and ecosystems."?Jane Kapler Smith, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book is an indispensable resource for those wishing to understand or implement ecosystem management. It provides a wealth of conceptual background and case history examples of what ecosystem management is and why we need to employ it."?Steven Buskirk, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming