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dc.contributor.authorHaas, C.A.
dc.contributor.authorFrimpong, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorKarpanty, S.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:37Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:37Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier4603
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9769432-7-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68854
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dc.description.abstractThis chapter explains the importance and complexity of ecosystems in a landscape system. The ecosystem level of management integrates activities at the field, farm, and watershed levels. A thorough understanding of the effects humans have on ecosystem services across multiple spatial and temporal scales is essential to maintaining the natural patterns and the balance of nutrients and energy in an ecosystem. It can be difficult to measure these effects because they can be very far reaching, sometimes across hundreds of kilometers. Also, there is an unequal distribution of the costs and benefits of ecosystem services related to agricultural practices. For example, in order to implement successful conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS), adaptive management strategies need to be developed to restore nutrient and water cycling in the system. Management systems that incorporate these natural patterns and focus on individual incentives and CAPS adoption will likely be most sustainable in the long term. This chapter offers scenarios using a model ecosystem, model assumptions and possible results to show how proper management strategies can be achieved.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAnkeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Moore, K. M. (ed.) The Sciences and Art of Adaptive Management: Innovating for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, 106-142
dc.relation.urihttp://www.swcs.org/en/publications/the_sciences_and_art_of_adaptive_management/
dc.rightsCopyright 2009 by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectEcosystem management
dc.subjectGroundwater
dc.subjectWater policy
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectSoil erosion
dc.subjectForest management
dc.subjectSoil management
dc.subjectSoil quality
dc.subjectNutrient recycling
dc.subjectFlood control
dc.subjectSustainable forestry
dc.subjectIrrigation
dc.subjectAgroforestry
dc.subjectWater quality
dc.subjectShifting cultivation
dc.subjectRiparian ecosystems
dc.subjectRiparian buffers
dc.subjectEcosystem services
dc.subjectEcosystem processes
dc.subjectPolicy incentives
dc.subjectFinancial incentives
dc.subjectNutrient balance
dc.subjectRunoff
dc.subjectHolistic resource management
dc.subjectDead zones
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.titleEcosystems and ecosystem-based management
dc.typeAbstract
dc.description.notesME (Management Entity)
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