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Incorporating Adaptive Management and Translational Ecology Into the North Dakota Total Maximum Daily Load Program: A Case Study of the Fordville Dam Nutrient TMDL

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Title: Incorporating Adaptive Management and Translational Ecology Into the North Dakota Total Maximum Daily Load Program: A Case Study of the Fordville Dam Nutrient TMDL
Author: Hargiss, Michael John
Abstract: Translational ecology and adaptive management strategies were incorporated into the Fordville Dam Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) case study to determine if these two techniques were compatible to the North Dakota TMDL Program. A case study summary of the Fordville Dam Nutrient TMDL was discussed to provide contrast and comparison of the current TMDL program strategy and systematic improvements that could be made with the incorporation of translational ecology and adaptive management. Translational ecology is an effective way to bridge the information barrier through open communication between the stakeholders and scientists while creating a mutual learning experience. Adaptive management is beneficial to a TMDL implementation plan because it allows stakeholders and resource managers to become involved in management decisions and develop a better understanding of the ecosystem. Therefore, combining translational ecology and adaptive management would make the TMDL process more effective, through better communication and a flexible management plan.
Date: 2012
Subject: Master of Science / Natural Resources Mangement, College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, 2012.
Natural Resources Management.
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/21663

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