New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1989) 12: 135- 135

Integrating ecological information: a first step in integrating ecological management

Conference Abstract
M. Harrison  
  1. Department of Conservation, Wellington

The proper management of any part of New Zealand's estate requires that information from a wide range of scientific and other disciplines be taken into consideration. The identification of information with a potential contribution to any management process currently involves extensive literature searches under numerous and often obscure or seemingly unrelated topics. Such a search has little to guarantee that it is truly comprehensive.

A system of geographically based references is proposed to enable estate managers to reference all relevant information from all disciplines.