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Conservational Status of the Maquipucuna Cloud Forests

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Maquipucuna is one of the 61 neotropical protected sites included in the Parks in Peril program of the Nature Conservancy. This chapter reviews the present conservation status of the Maquipucuna ... More


The San Luis Valley and the Moral Economy of Water

Thomas Clay Arnold

in Water, Place, and Equity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232715
eISBN:
9780262286107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter narrates the history and politics of The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of the 97,000-acre Baca Ranch. The organization, one that is built toward the preservation of unique and ... More


Developing a Conservation Research Program with Citizen Science

Ralph S. Hames, James D. Lowe, and Kenneth V. Rosenberg

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains how citizen science can be used to develop a conservation research program. It describes a specific case in which “super citizen scientists” used manipulative sampling to gather ... More


Palmyra Atoll

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Palmyra Atoll receives 13 feet of rain because of its location in the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Ancient Polynesians first colonized Palmyra, later it was developed into a copra plantation. ... More


Ecological Conservation

Exequiel Ezcurra and Luis Bourillón

in Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortés II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133462
eISBN:
9780197561560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133462.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In 1973, George Lindsay, one of Baja California’s most eminent botanists, visited the islands of the Sea of Cortés together with Charles Lindbergh, Joseph Wood Krutch, and Kenneth Bechtel. ... More


Recasting the Paradox through a Framework of Ecosystem Management Regimes

Michel J. G. van Eeten and Emery Roe

in Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Service Reliability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139686
eISBN:
9780197561713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139686.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

We now provide a parsimonious framework for recasting the paradox so that it can be acted on. Our framework of ecosystem management regimes is used in the following chapters to resolve the impasse ... More


Janos: A Mirror in Time

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The rains have forsaken El Cuervo for nearly a year, and the mountain-ringed plain that used to be a prairie is as naked as a parking lot. Not a blade of grass is in sight, scarcely a bush. A few ... More


Private, Public, Personal: Americans and the Land

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I Sat down the other night to do something I had not done in a long time: read the United States Constitution. Though a short document, only some twelve or thirteen double-columned pages in most ... More


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