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dc.contributor.authorWillis, Katherine Janeeng
dc.contributor.authorBirks, Harry John Betteleyeng
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-01T08:49:20Z
dc.date.available2008-02-01T08:49:20Z
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.identifier.citationScience 2006 314 (5803): 1261-1265en
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/2568
dc.description.abstractEcosystems change in response to factors such as climate variability, invasions, and wildfires. Most records used to assess such change are based on short-term ecological data or satellite imagery spanning only a few decades. In many instances it is impossible to disentangle natural variability from other, potentially significant trends in these records, partly because of their short time scale. We summarize recent studies that show how paleoecological records can be used to provide a longer temporal perspective to address specific conservation issues relating to biological invasions, wildfires, climate change, and determination of natural variability. The use of such records can reduce much of the uncertainty surrounding the question of what is ‘natural’ and thereby start to provide important guidance for long-term management and conservation.en
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceeng
dc.titleWhat is natural? The importance of a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation and managementeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nob
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1122667eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1122667


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