Table 1

Implications of scalar mis-matches, adapted from Cumming et al. (2006)
Scalar mis-matches Implications
Spatial scales
broad sociological fine ecological Too many managers. Micromanager syndrome; lack of local knowledge leads to poor adaptability
fine sociological broad ecological No solutions for global problems, inconsistency and competition across regions
Temporal scales
long sociological short ecological Response times to slow
short sociological long ecological Management decisions lack continuity and consistency, and limited consideration for the future

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