By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem

The document evaluates the plan to watch and investigate the situation of Florida's Everglades as recovery efforts continue. The file unearths that the plan is definitely grounded in clinical conception and principals of adaptive administration. besides the fact that, steps may be taken to make sure that info from these tracking the ecology of the Everglades is quickly on hand to these imposing the general recovery attempt. additionally, the plan must position larger attention on how inhabitants development and land-use alterations will impact the recovery attempt and vice versa.

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Passive adaptive management is based on only one model of the system and monitors and adjusts, while in active adaptive management a variety of alternative hypotheses are proposed, examined experimentally, and the results applied to management decisions. , collaborative working relationships, trust, a champion). These elements assure that the basis for adaptive management has been established; they are thus necessary but not sufficient conditions (Holling, 1978; Walters and Holling, 1990). The Restoration Plan’s Adaptive Management Strategy 21 accompanied by one or more hypotheses that predict how that step will improve the system” (USACE and SFWMD, 1999).

Indicators such as land cover and land use that have powerful influences on landscapes and adjacent ecosystems can be used to define the extent and status of an ecosystem (or subsystem type). Indicators of ecological capital include total species diversity, native species diversity, nutrient runoff, and soil organic matter. Such whole-system indicators could also be usefully applied to the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. The MAP should consider monitoring spatiotemporal patterns of total species diversity as well as of native species diversity.

Wading bird and alligator population size). Reducing uncertainty associated with the Restoration Plan depends on understanding the constraints imposed by these overarching forces of change on rapidly changing variables. ACHIEVING COMPATIBILITY OF THE BUILT AND NATURAL SYSTEMS Until targets and measures are set for defining compatibility of the built and natural systems, the Restoration Plan will not have explicitly and fully addressed possible tradeoffs and conflicts between ecological restoration and other policies, statutes, and social demands.

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