Environmental processes and changes which can be easily recognized at a local scale, or even the landscape scale, can have different interpretations when we analyze them from a regional perspective. Analyses carried out at this territorial scale are often highly useful when making political decisions about the management of natural resources.

The evaluation of environmental risks and vulnerabilities often require a regional analysis of the situation. When we work at such a large territorial scale, in addition to the specific ecological question at hand, it is also often necessary to analyze social and economic implications which may arise from the proposed management measures, and those studies are often quite interdisciplinary.

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