HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Managing For Deer, Moose, Elk, Wolves -- And People

The latest edition of Ecological Applications Examines Management Practices in the U.S. National Park Service

The National Park Service incorporates some of the most impressive and important natural systems in the United States of America. Filled with awe-inspiring views, unique natural wonders, and multitudes of native flora and fauna, the parks many seem to many like museums of nature. And to the general public, the NPS staff may seem like a team of curators, charged with preserving a view of what our country looked like before the arrival of Europeans.

But the true role of the NPS is much more complicated and much less static. In the eighty three years since the U.S. Congress established the National Park system, the land management practices of the parks have evolved and changed to meet both public approval and logistic feasibility. In addition, the study of ecological systems in and around the parks have revealed new insights into what may or may not be ecologically appropriate decisions regarding park management.

The February edition of Ecological Applications presents a special feature on wildlife management in the US National Park system. Included are three case studies which were presented during a workshop at the Ecological Society of America's 1996 Annual Meeting.

Of Elephants and Blind Men: Deer Management in the U.S. National Parks by William Porter of the State University of New York at Syracuse and Brian Underwood of the Biological Resources Division, United States Geological Survey, examines the controversial issue of white-tailed deer population surges in eastern National Parks. "Like blind men touching different parts of an elephant and disagreeing about its form," the authors write, "those engaged in the debate about deer management in parks are viewing different parts of the ecological system. None has seen the entire system, and consequently there is neither common agreement on the nature of the pro
'"/>

Contact: Alison Gillespie
alison@esa.org
202-416-6181
Ecological Society of America
24-Feb-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents
2. At the waters edge -- Managing riparian forests
3. Wolves are rebalancing Yellowstone ecosystem
4. Wolves decline, moose increase
5. Wolves in Yellowstone may aid aspen recovery
6. Isle Royale Wolves Bounce Back
7. People with undetermined muscle/bone pain tend to be severely vitamin D deficient
8. Peoples household dynamics crucial to biodiversity
9. People from distant lands have strikingly similar genetic traits, study reveals
10. People linked to new sea otter diseases
11. People and fire at Floridas wildland-urban interface

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/19/2016)... , 19 de diciembre de 2016  Mosaic Biomedicals SL anunció ... acelerado de MSC-1, un anticuerpo humanizado que se espera comenzar a ... con múltiples sitios previstos a lo largo de Europa y Norteamérica. ... MSC-1 es el ... de leucemia (LIF), una citoquina pleiotrópica que se sobreexpresa en ciertos ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... 2021" report to their offering. ... The biometric vehicle access system market, in ... 14.06% from 2016 to 2021. The market is estimated to be ... Million by 2021. The growth of the biometric vehicle access system ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... and BADEN-BADEN, Germany , December 15, ... global financial services provider, today announced an agreement with NuData ... biometrics, to join forces. The partnership will enable clients to ... in compliance with local data protection regulation. ... In order to provide ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/12/2017)... ... January 12, 2017 , ... In ... the platform to accommodate increasingly complex and sophisticated deployments, resulting in better ... In addition to these improvements, the latest release brings enhanced data import/export ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... , Jan. 11, 2017  Brian Mehling, M.D., ... founder of Blue Horizon International (BHI), will be attending ... Davos from January 17-20, 2017. This ... conference. The theme of this year,s forum ... program,s 400 sessions will address strategies for fostering greater ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... January 11, 2017 , ... ... entrepreneur can make all the difference when navigating the challenges young businesses face. ... tap into the extensive expertise and experience of Geoff DiMasi, Founder and Principal ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... Jan. 11, 2017 AnaptysBio, Inc., a ... focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation, today ... as chief financial officer.  Mr. Piscitelli will play ... well as overseeing the company,s accounting and SEC ... to welcome Dominic to the senior management team ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: