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The use of ecological classification in managementAuthor(s): Constance A. Carpenter; Wolf-Dieter Busch; David T. Cleland; Juan Gallegos; Rick Harris; ray Holm; Chris Topik; Al Williamson
Source: In: Szaro, R.C., eds. Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management. Vol. 2. p.395-430. (1999)
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionEcological classificafion systems range over a variety of scales and reflect a variety of scientific viewpoints. They incorporate or emphasize varied arrays of environmental factors. Ecological classifications have been developed for marine, wetland, lake, stream, and terrestrial ecosystems. What are the benefits of ecological classification for natural resource management planning and implementation?
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CitationCarpenter, Constance A.; Busch, Wolf-Dieter; Cleland, David T.; Gallegos, Juan; Harris, Rick; Holm, ray; Topik, Chris; Williamson, Al. 1999. The use of ecological classification in management. In: Szaro, R.C., eds. Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management. Vol. 2. p.395-430. (1999)
KeywordsEcological units, mapping, land cover, landscape, habitat type, desired future conditions
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