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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Committee to Review the Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem Monitoring Program

Record from the Committee to check the Gulf of Alaska atmosphere tracking application and the nationwide examine Council. Softcover.

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The research approach is the decision about how to divide research efforts in the geographic area. For instance, based on the program’s main goals planners might elect to give disproportionate attention to particular habitat types, species, flows of energy or materials, or the consequences of specific perturbations. The third component of scope is determining generally “what” will be measured, which follows once the first two elements are agreed on and involves the selection of core long-term variables to measure.

Htm>. 6. RIDGE (Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiments) 2000: “This plan is the product of three highly interdisciplinary planning meetings attended by more than two hundred scientists. Attendees strongly endorsed the creation of a RIDGE 2000 program that will work towards a comprehensive, continued 28 A CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE integrated understanding of the relationships among the geological and geophysical processes of planetary renewal at mid-ocean ridges and the seafloor and subseafloor ecosystems that they support.

To meet its goals effectively the GEM program must take a longer (interdecadal) view at appropriate spatial scales. GEM can respond to current concerns without sacrificing long-term data sets that will prove increasingly useful as they accumulate. A welldesigned and broad-based program will provide the best possible scientific basis for dealing with short-term ecological issues of public concern. Indeed, a strongly designed program will provide a sound basis for additional attention to be paid to matters of urgency or immediate public concern, even if they are not central to the program itself.

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