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    Author(s): Dennis H. Grossman; Patrick Bourgeron; Wolf-Dieter N. Busch; David T. Cleland; William Platts; G. Ray; C. Robins; Gary Roloff
    Date: 1999
    Source: Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management, vol. 2. p.353-393. (1999)
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    The principal purpose of any classification is to relate common properties among different entities to facilitate understanding of evolutionary and adaptive processes. In the context of this volume, it is to facilitate ecosystem stewardship, i.e., to help support ecosystem conservation and management objectives.

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    Citation

    Grossman, Dennis H.; Bourgeron, Patrick; Busch, Wolf-Dieter N.; Cleland, David T.; Platts, William; Ray, G.; Robins, C.; Roloff, Gary. 1999. Principles for ecological classification. Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management, vol. 2. p.353-393. (1999)

    Keywords

    Biogeography, ecoregions, vegetation, watersheds, climate, geology

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