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A group of scientists representing many areas of ecology met March 16-18, 1977 to discuss fundamental issues concerning long-term ecological measurements. The report of this conference is divided into two parts:

(1) a summary statement from the entire conference; and

(2) specific recommendations regarding terrestrial freshwater and marine ecosystems, prepared by different sections of the conference.

The summary statement concerns the importance and feasibility of long-term ecological measurements and the major recommendations of the conference. In the section part of the report, these issues are reexamined for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition, the second section contains specific recommendations concerning what measurements are important for each of these kinds of ecosystems.



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