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Metrics for determining hydrophytic vegetation in wetland delineation: a clarification on the prevalence indexAuthor(s): Diane De Steven
Source: Wetland Science & Practice 32(1): 3 p.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionA recent publication and an article in Wetland Science & Practice (Lichvar and Gillrich 2014b, 2014a) discuss two metrics for determining if vegetation is hydrophytic for purposes of U.S. wetland delineations, the Prevalence Index (PI) and a proposed Hydrophytic Cover Index (HCI). Based on Wentworth et al. (1988), the PI is a weighted average of ordinal scores (1-5) for species in five wetland-indicator categories (defined in Table 1).
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CitationDe Steven, Diane. 2015. Metrics for determining hydrophytic vegetation in wetland delineation: a clarification on the prevalence index. Wetland Science & Practice 32(1): 3 p.
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