Critical species, including man, within the biosphere

TitleCritical species, including man, within the biosphere
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsJr. JCairns
JournalNaturwissenschaften
Volume62
Issue5
Pagination193-199
KeywordsPROTECTION
Abstract

The protection of critical ecosystems appears to be a sounder management strategy than the protection of critical species. Environmental quality-control systems designed to protect ecosystems are described. These quality-control systems will make it possible to optimize the ability of ecosystems to assimilate and transform wastes and protect them from degradation.