7. Conservation and Resource Management in a Changing World: Extending Historical Range of Variation Beyond the Baseline

  1. John A. Wiens3,4,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward5,6,
  3. Hugh D. Safford7,8 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen9
  1. Stephen T. Jackson1,2

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch7

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Jackson, S. T. (2012) Conservation and Resource Management in a Changing World: Extending Historical Range of Variation Beyond the Baseline, 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.ch7

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

    Department of Botany 3165, Aven Nelson Building, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071, USA

  2. 2

    Program in Ecology 4304, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82701, 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:

  • conservation and resource management, extending HRV beyond the baseline;
  • HRV approach, “here and now” perspective to spatial/temporal scales;
  • Native American activities and HRV baselines, magnitude of human impact;
  • secondary ecosystems and legacies of preexisting ecosystems;
  • ecosystem turnover in the Holocene, changing vegetation;
  • climates disappearing, ecosystems' irreversible termination/transformation;
  • ecological novelties, rapid climate change and ecology with invasive species;
  • extended HRV concept, nonstationarity and ecosystem resilience;
  • HRV, application and consideration of pre-Columbian activities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ecological History and HRV

  • Beyond Baselines: The Extended HRV Concept

  • George Webber's Dilemma

  • Acknowledgments

  • References