Ecological Integrity

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Ecological Integrity?

A living system exhibits integrity if, when subjected to disturbance, it sustains and organizes self-correcting ability to recover toward a biomass end-state that is normal for that system. End-states other than the pristine or naturally whole may be accepted as normal and good.

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Biological Integrity   Characterization of Ecological Effects   Cumulative Ecological Risk Assessment   Ecological Entity   Ecological Exposure   Ecological Impact   Ecological Indicator   Ecological Risk Assessment   Relative Ecological Sustainability   
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