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RMRS-P-15, Vol. 3: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23­27; Missoula, MT.

McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-3. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 275 p.

Thirty-six papers related to the theme of wilderness as a place to conduct science are included. Five overview papers synthesize knowledge and research about basic work in the biophysical and social sciences that has been conducted in wilderness. Other papers present the results of focused basic research in wilderness, with one set of papers devoted to the conduct and management of science in wilderness.

Keywords: landscape ecology, paleoecology, populations, therapeutic experiences, visitor experiences, wilderness benefits, wildlife

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Wilderness as a Place for Scientific Inquiry
Stephen F. McCool, David N. Cole
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1. Overviews

The Evolving Role of Science in Wilderness to Our Understanding of Ecosystems and Landscapes
Norman L. Christensen, Jr.
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The Effects of Wilderness Settings on Organized Groups: A State-of-Knowledge Paper
Alan Ewert, Leo McAvoy
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Global Change in Wilderness Areas: Disentangling Natural and Anthropogenic Changes
Lisa J. Graumlich
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Benefits of Nonfacilitated Uses of Wilderness
Joseph W. Roggenbuck, B. L Driver
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The Evolution of Wilderness Wildlife Research in North America
R. Gerald Wright, Lisa K. Garrett
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2. Wilderness and Ecosystems

Studies in the Wilderness Areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Fire, Bark Beetles, Human Development and Climate Change
Edward E. Berg
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Does Protection of Desert Tortoise Habitat Generate Other Ecological Benefits in the Mojave Desert?
Matthew L. Brooks
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Ecosystem Dynamics and Disturbance in Mountain Wildernesses: Assessing Vulnerability of Natural Resources to Change
Daniel B. Fagre, David L. Peterson
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Establishing Benchmark Monitoring Points in Wilderness: Successes and Challenges
Charles G. Johnson, Jr.
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The Importance of Wilderness to Whitebark Pine Research and Management
Robert E. Keane
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Alpine Vegetation Communities and the Alpine-Treeline Ecotone Boundary in New England as Biomonitors for Climate Change
Kenneth D. Kimball, Douglas M. Weihrauch
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Effects of the Suwannee River Sill on the Hydrology of the Okefenokee Swamp: Application of Research Results in the Environmental Assessment Process
Cynthia S. Loftin, Sara B. Aicher, Wiley M. Kitchens
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A Multiscale Method for Assessing Vegetation Baseline of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Protected Areas of Chile
Aníbal Pauchard, Eduardo Ugarte, Jaime Millán
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Shrub-Steppe Vegetation Trend, Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho
James M. Peek
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Edge Effects and the Effective Size of Old-Growth Coast Redwood Preserves
William H. Russell, Joe R. McBride, Ky Carnell
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Monitoring Reproduction and Contraception in Free Ranging Wildlife: Tule Elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes) at Point Reyes National Seashore
Susan E. Shideler
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Dynamics of Chinook Salmon Populations Within Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness: Implications for Persistence
Russell F. Thurow
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3. Wilderness and the Past

Paleontological Excavations in Designated Wilderness: Theory and Practice
Christopher V. Barns
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The Ancient Environment of the Beartooth Butte Formation (Devonian) in Wyoming and Montana: Combining Paleontological Inquiry With Federal Management Needs
Anthony R. Fiorillo
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Holocene Rain-Forest Wilderness: A Neotropical Perspective on Humans as an Exotic, Invasive Species
Robert L. Sanford, Jr., Sally P. Horn
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4. Wilderness and People

Wilderness: A Place for Ethical Inquiry
Laura M. Fredrickson, Baylor L. Johnson
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Encountering Heidi: Meeting Others as a Central Aspect of the River Experience
Lilian Jonas, William Stewart, Kevin Larkin
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Is There a Shared Idea of "Wilderness" Among Outdoor Recreationists? Evidence From Three Recreation Sites
Angelina M. Kendra, Troy E. Hall
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In Their Own Words: Wilderness Values of Outfitter/Guides
Julia Dawn Parker, Bill Avant
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Social Psychological Benefits of a Wilderness Adventure Program
Todd Paxton, Leo McAvoy
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How Wilderness Therapy Works: An Examination of the Wilderness Therapy Process to Treat Adolescents With Behavioral Problems and Addictions
Keith C. Russell, John C. Hendee, Dianne Phillips-Miller
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Interferences in Place Attachment: Implications for Wilderness
Erin K. Sharpe, Alan W. Ewert
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Primal Hypotheses: The Relationship Between Naturalness, Solitude, and the Wilderness Experience Benefits of Development of Self, Development of Community, and Spiritual Development
Dave D. White, John C. Hendee
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5. Management of Science in Wilderness

Identifying Research Needs for Improved Management of Social Impacts in Wilderness Recreation
Gordon R. Cessford
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A Framework for Evaluating Proposals for Scientific Activities in Wilderness
Peter Landres
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Wolf Research in the Isle Royale Wilderness: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
Jack G. Oelfke, Rolf O. Peterson, John A. Vucetich, Leah M. Vucetich
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The Challenge of Scientific Activities in Wilderness
David J. Parsons
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Research Protocols in National Park Service Wilderness
Jim Walters
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The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute: A National Wilderness Research Program in Support of Wilderness Management
Vita Wright
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6. Dialogue Session Summary

Wilderness for Science: Pros and Cons of Using Wilderness Areas for Biological Research
Diana L. Six, Paul Alaback, Robert A. Winfree, Della Snyder, Anne Hagele
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Title: RMRS-P-15, Vol. 3: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23­27; Missoula, MT.
Publish Date: May 14, 2004
Last Update:
January 21, 2010

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