Ecological Restoration and Estuarine Management: Placing People in the Coastal Landscape

Weinstein, M.P.

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If we are to avoid the harsh lessons of the utilization of terrestrial resources, scientists, practitioners and coastal managers will have to find a middle ground between continued economic growth and preservation/conservation of coastal resources. Success will require broad acceptance that humans are as coastally dependent as any part of the biota, and that future plans for managing, restoring and/or rehabilitating estuarine ecosystems must recognize that humans occupy the highest level of the ecological–cultural landscape.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Journal of Applied Ecology