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The use of ecological classification in management

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Carpenter, Constance A.; Busch, Wolf-Dieter; Cleland, David T.; Gallegos, Juan; Harris, Rick; Holm, ray; Topik, Chris; Williamson, Al

Year Published

1999

Publication

In: Szaro, R.C., eds. Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management. Vol. 2. p.395-430. (1999)

Abstract

Ecological 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?

Keywords

Ecological units, mapping, land cover, landscape,habitat type, desired future conditions

Citation

Carpenter, 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)

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