Conceptual Framework

Below is a figure outlining the conceptual framework for the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Project. Description of past conceptual frameworks, including themes and key findings.

Conceptual framework of VCR VI, highlighting major themes of (1) Mechanisms of state change, (2) Ecosystem connectivity, and (3) Interacting drivers, scales and feedbacks. State change results in ecosystem consequences that feed back, in part through social interactions, to influence drivers of change.