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'Nonlinear' Ecosystem Response Points to Environmental Solutions
January 17, 2008
The preservation of coastal ecosystem services, such as clean water, storm buffers or fisheries protection, does not have to be an all-or-nothing approach, a new study indicates, and a better understanding of how ecosystems actually respond to protection efforts in a "nonlinear" fashion could help lead the way out of environmental-versus-economic gridlock.
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