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Developing an ecosystem diversity framework for landscape assessmentAuthor(s): Robert D. Pfister; Michael D. Sweet
Source: In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 91-96
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionEcological diversity is being addressed in various research and management efforts, but a common foundation is not explicitly defined or displayed. A formal Ecosystem Diversity Framework (EDF) would improve landscape analysis and communication across multiple scales. The EDF represents a multiple-component vegetation classification system with inherent flexibility for a broad range of applications. Examples are drawn from experience in the Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project to demonstrate concepts and applications. Continuing work will address integration of evolving protocols in western Montana.
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CitationPfister, Robert D.; Sweet, Michael D. 2000. Developing an ecosystem diversity framework for landscape assessment. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 91-96
Keywordsecosystem management, forest succession, social sciences, ecological diversity, Ecosystem Diversity Framework (EDF
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