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Researchers from Duke University report on findings in ecology
August 14th, 2009
According to recent research published in the journal Ecology and Society, "In 1995, Daniel Pauly identified a ''shifting baselines syndrome'' (SBS). Pauly was concerned that scientists measure ecosystem change against their personal recollections of the past and, based on this decidedly short-term view, mismanage fish stocks because they tolerate gradual and incremental elimination of species and set inappropriate recovery goals."
"As a concept, SBS is simple to grasp and its logic is compelling. Much current work in marine historical ecology is rationalized in part as a means of combating SBS, and the term has also resonated outside of the academy with...
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Source: VerticalNews Ecology, Environment & Conservation (2009-08-14)