Chapter

The Big Picture

Donald M. Waller

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780226871714
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226871745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0032
The Big Picture

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This book has focused on assessing and interpreting the past century and a half of ecological change in the specific context of one state—Wisconsin. This chapter first describes what makes Wisconsin unique, as well as what makes it typical. It then discusses the nature of cumulative effects; the growing importance of ecological monitoring; the need for ecologists to share their research results with the broader public and decision makers; and how to best educate people about the large and complex web of environmental and ecological crises.

Keywords: Wisconsin; ecological change; ecological monitoring; ecological crises

Chapter.  4639 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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