17. A Framework for Applying the Historical Range of Variation Concept to Ecosystem Management

  1. John A. Wiens3,4,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward5,6,
  3. Hugh D. Safford7,8 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen9
  1. William H. Romme1,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward5,6 and
  3. Claudia Regan2

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch17

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Romme, W. H., Hayward, G. D. and Regan, C. (2012) A Framework for Applying the Historical Range of Variation Concept to Ecosystem Management, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 4

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 7

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 9

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

  2. 2

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms Street, Lakewood, CO 80225, USA

  3. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • framework, applying HRV concept to ecosystem management;
  • HRV concept, ecological system within or outside of HRV;
  • HRV within a rich framework, insights into current ecological conditions;
  • ecosystem elements, some, and consequences for ecological integrity/resilience;
  • ecological elements, important foci for HRV assessments;
  • Yellowstone lodgepole pine, and pre-Columbian fauna/flora;
  • resilience of Yellowstone's lodgepole pine forests, fitting within the SRV;
  • mixed-conifer-aspen, southern rocky mountains, changes in fire intervals;
  • HRV of ecosystem in planning, evaluating resilience in ecosystems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Framework for Applying HRV to Ecosystem Management

  • Case Study I: Yellowstone Lodgepole Pine Landscape

  • Case Study II: Mixed - Conifer-Aspen Forests in the Southern Rocky Mountains

  • Case Study III: Piñonjuniper Woodlands of Mesa Verde

  • Summing Up: Using HRV to Help Cope with Upcoming Environmental Change

  • References