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Diversity in Riparian LandscapesAuthor(s): Thomas R. Crow; Matthew E. Baker; Burton V. Barnes
Source: Riparian Management in Forests of the Continentail Eastern United States. p.43-67. (2000)
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionTherefore, in this chapter we focus on ecosystem diversity, defined as the number, kind, and pattern of landscape and waterscape ecosystems in a specified area and the ecological processes that are associated with these patterns (Lapin and Barnes 1995). One can then characterize eeosysterns as to their composition, structure, and function -- the attributes Of diversity (Crow et al. 1994). Our objectives are to: (1) provide an example of a landscape ecosystem approach to characterizing ecosystem diversity in riparian areas by presenting a case study, (2) consider the importance of riparian areas to regional ecosystem diversity, and 3) examine and summarize management practices that conserve diversity in riparian areas.
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CitationCrow, Thomas R.; Baker, Matthew E.; Barnes, Burton V. 2000. Diversity in Riparian Landscapes. Riparian Management in Forests of the Continentail Eastern United States. p.43-67. (2000)
Keywordsecosystem diversity, landscape, waterscape, ecosystems, riparian areas
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