The Multifaceted Aspects of Ecosystem Integrity

De Leo, Giulio A.; Levin, Simon
June 1997
Conservation Ecology (11955449);1997, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the multifaceted aspects of ecosystem integrity. The paper analyzes the use and abuse of the notion of ecosystem health and addresses the problem of definition of ecosystem integrity. It reviews the methodological and conceptual approaches to natural resources management and shows subjective views on the importance, value and role of biological diversity. Emphasis is given on the need to use adaptive management policies to deal with ecosystem complexity and the difficulty of assessing the economic value of species and habitats.


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