Translator Disclaimer
1 September 2003 Disturbance, Life History, and Optimal Management for Biodiversity
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Both frequency and intensity of disturbances in many ecosystems have been greatly enhanced by increasing human activities. As a consequence, the short-lived plant species including many exotics might have been dramatically increased in terms of both richness and abundance on our planet, while many long-lived species might have been lost. Such conclusions can be drawn from broadly observed successional cycles in both theoretical and empirical studies. This article discusses 2 major issues that have been largely overlooked in current ecosystem management policies and conservation efforts: i) life history constraints; and ii) future global warming trends. It also addresses the importance of these 2 factors in balancing disturbance frequency and intensity for optimal biodiversity maintenance and ecosystem management.
and Qinfeng Guo "Disturbance, Life History, and Optimal Management for Biodiversity," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 32(6), (1 September 2003). https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447(2003)032[0428:DLHAOM]2.0.CO;2
JOURNAL ARTICLE
3 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top