During its presentation to the HO the Great Lakes Research Advisory Board warned that effective management and restoration of the Great Lakes requires more than continued emphasis on chemical and physical measures of “water quality". The Board recommended adoption of a broader holistic approach, the concept of "ecosystem quality,” which considers biological and societal measurements in addition to the currently stressed chemical and physical measurements. The Board elaborated that the use of environmental maps of the Great Lakes would improve managers’ and planners’ under standing of the ecological system. Members recommended a pilot effort to initiate environmental mapping in a sub-area of Great Lakes.
"Great Lakes Focus on Water Quality: vol.3 iss.3,"
Focus on International Joint Commission Activities: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ijcfocus/vol3/iss3/1