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Valette-Silver, N., and D. Scavia (Eds.). 2003. Ecological Forecasting: New Tools for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 1. Silver Spring, MD. 116 pp.

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Policy makers, natural resource managers, regulators, and the public often call on scientists to estimate the potential ecological changes caused by both natural and human-induced stresses, and to determine how those changes will impact people and the environment. To develop accurate forecasts of ecological changes we need to: 1) increase understanding of ecosystem composition, structure, and functioning, 2) expand ecosystem monitoring and apply advanced scientific information to make these complex data widely available, and 3) develop and improve forecast and interpretative tools that use a scientific basis to assess the results of management and science policy actions.

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