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Management applications of discontinuity theory. / Angeler, David; Allen, Craig R.; Barichievy, Chris; Eason, Tarsha; Garmestani, Ahjond S.; Graham, Nicholas Anthony James; Granholm, Dean; Gunderson, Lance H.; Knutson, Melinda; Nash, Kirsty L.; Nystrom, Magnus; Spanbauer, Trisha L.; Stow, Craig A.; Sundstrom, Shana M.

In: Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 53, 06.2016, p. 688-698.

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Angeler, D, Allen, CR, Barichievy, C, Eason, T, Garmestani, AS, Graham, NAJ, Granholm, D, Gunderson, LH, Knutson, M, Nash, KL, Nystrom, M, Spanbauer, TL, Stow, CA & Sundstrom, SM 2016, 'Management applications of discontinuity theory', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 53, pp. 688-698. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12494

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Angeler, D., Allen, C. R., Barichievy, C., Eason, T., Garmestani, A. S., Graham, N. A. J., Granholm, D., Gunderson, L. H., Knutson, M., Nash, K. L., Nystrom, M., Spanbauer, T. L., Stow, C. A., & Sundstrom, S. M. (2016). Management applications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53, 688-698. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12494

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Angeler D, Allen CR, Barichievy C, Eason T, Garmestani AS, Graham NAJ et al. Management applications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology. 2016 Jun;53:688-698. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12494

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Angeler, David ; Allen, Craig R. ; Barichievy, Chris ; Eason, Tarsha ; Garmestani, Ahjond S. ; Graham, Nicholas Anthony James ; Granholm, Dean ; Gunderson, Lance H. ; Knutson, Melinda ; Nash, Kirsty L. ; Nystrom, Magnus ; Spanbauer, Trisha L. ; Stow, Craig A. ; Sundstrom, Shana M. / Management applications of discontinuity theory. In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 2016 ; Vol. 53. pp. 688-698.

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title = "Management applications of discontinuity theory",
abstract = "Human impacts on the environment are multifaceted and can occur across distinct spatiotemporal scales. Ecological responses to environmental change are therefore difficult to predict, and entail large degrees of uncertainty. Such uncertainty requires robust tools for management to sustain ecosystem goods and services and maintain resilient ecosystems.We propose an approach based on discontinuity theory that accounts for patterns and processes at distinct spatial and temporal scales, an inherent property of ecological systems. Discontinuity theory has not been applied in natural resource management and could therefore improve ecosystem management because it explicitly accounts for ecological complexity.Synthesis and applications. We highlight the application of discontinuity approaches for meeting management goals. Specifically, discontinuity approaches have significant potential to measure and thus understand the resilience of ecosystems, to objectively identify critical scales of space and time in ecological systems at which human impact might be most severe, to provide warning indicators of regime change, to help predict and understand biological invasions and extinctions and to focus monitoring efforts. Discontinuity theory can complement current approaches, providing a broader paradigm for ecological management and conservation.",
author = "David Angeler and Allen, {Craig R.} and Chris Barichievy and Tarsha Eason and Garmestani, {Ahjond S.} and Graham, {Nicholas Anthony James} and Dean Granholm and Gunderson, {Lance H.} and Melinda Knutson and Nash, {Kirsty L.} and Magnus Nystrom and Spanbauer, {Trisha L.} and Stow, {Craig A.} and Sundstrom, {Shana M.}",
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RIS

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AU - Angeler, David

AU - Allen, Craig R.

AU - Barichievy, Chris

AU - Eason, Tarsha

AU - Garmestani, Ahjond S.

AU - Graham, Nicholas Anthony James

AU - Granholm, Dean

AU - Gunderson, Lance H.

AU - Knutson, Melinda

AU - Nash, Kirsty L.

AU - Nystrom, Magnus

AU - Spanbauer, Trisha L.

AU - Stow, Craig A.

AU - Sundstrom, Shana M.

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AB - Human impacts on the environment are multifaceted and can occur across distinct spatiotemporal scales. Ecological responses to environmental change are therefore difficult to predict, and entail large degrees of uncertainty. Such uncertainty requires robust tools for management to sustain ecosystem goods and services and maintain resilient ecosystems.We propose an approach based on discontinuity theory that accounts for patterns and processes at distinct spatial and temporal scales, an inherent property of ecological systems. Discontinuity theory has not been applied in natural resource management and could therefore improve ecosystem management because it explicitly accounts for ecological complexity.Synthesis and applications. We highlight the application of discontinuity approaches for meeting management goals. Specifically, discontinuity approaches have significant potential to measure and thus understand the resilience of ecosystems, to objectively identify critical scales of space and time in ecological systems at which human impact might be most severe, to provide warning indicators of regime change, to help predict and understand biological invasions and extinctions and to focus monitoring efforts. Discontinuity theory can complement current approaches, providing a broader paradigm for ecological management and conservation.

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