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Sound Science: Synthesizing Ecological and Socioeconomic Information about the Puget Sound Ecosystem

Citation

Ruckelshaus, M.H., McClure, M., Mantua, N.J.  2007. Sound Science: Synthesizing Ecological and Socioeconomic Information about the Puget Sound Ecosystem. Report prepared in cooperation with the Sound Science collaborate team. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmostpheric Administration (NMFS), Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington.


Abstract

Sound Science: Synthesizing Ecological and Socio-economic Information about the Puget Sound Ecosystem summarizes what in known about the greater Puget Sound ecosystem and what could happen in the future given present trajectories and trends. It provides a broadly agreed-to synthesis of the current scientific information about the Puget Sound ecosystem, including linkages among processes, species, habitats, and ecosystem services that benefit humans. The document also includes analyses of the key issues facing Puget Sound in the future, the gaps in our scientific understanding, and the contribution that science can make in an informed discussion of solutions.