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A Systems Approach to the Analysis of Human Carrying Capacity Applied to the Lake Tahoe Basin of California/Nevada11Paper presented at the Third International Conference on State-of-the-Art in Ecological Modelling, Colorado State University, May 24–28, 1982.

DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-42179-1.50031-6
  • Ecology


Abstract By combining systems methods, theoretical concepts from ecology about carrying capacity, and energy analysis, the human carrying capacity of the Lake Tahoe Basin is examined. Fundamental differences between human and ecological systems point to the need for a socially determined human carrying capacity and to a carrying capacity that is evaluated and regulated as limits on the inputs to a region.

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