A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

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A rich set of protocols for the process of assessing the ecological make-up of the land so as to guide environmental decision-making.


Introduction: Integrating Ecological Assessments - Mark E. Jensen and Patrick S. Bourgeron.
1. An Overview of Ecological Assessment Principles and Applications - Mark E. Jensen, Norman L. Christensen, Jr., and Patrick S. Bourgeron. 2. A Theoretical Framework for Ecological Assessment - S.J. Turner and Alan R. Johnson. 3. Ecosystem Characterization and Ecological Assessments - Patrick S. Bourgeron, Hope C. Humphries, and Mark E. Jensen. 4. Adaptive Ecosystems Assessment and Management: The Path of Last Resort? - S.S. Light.
5. Data Acquisition - Thomas J. Stohlgren. 6. Sampling Design and Statistical Inference for Ecological Assessment - Brian M. Steele. 7. General Data Collection and Sampling Design Considerations for Integrated Regional Ecological Assessments - Patrick S. Bourgeron, Hope C. Humphries, and Mark E. Jensen. 8. Ecological Data Storage, Management and Dissemination - Ray Ford. 9. Integration of Physical, Biological and Socio-economic Information - D. Scott Slocombe.
10. Remote Sensing Applied to Ecosystem Management - Henry M. Lachowski and Vicky C. Johnson. 11. Geographic Information Science and Ecological Assessment - Janet Franklin. 12. Decision Support for Ecosystem Management and Ecological Assessments - H. Michael Rauscher and Walter D. Potter.
13. Elements of Spatial Data Analysis in Ecological Assessments - Patrick S. Bourgeron and Marie-José Fortin and Hope C. Humphries. 14. Applications of Fractal Geometry and Percolation Theory to Landscape Analysis and Assessments - Bai-Lian Li. 15. Fuzzy Statistical and Modeling Approach to Ecological Assessments - Bai-Lian Li. 16. Measuring Ecosystem Values. - Kimberly Rollins. 17. Economic Linkages to Natural Resources - Daniel E. Chappelle.
18. Ecosystem Structure and Function Modeling - Hope C. Humphries and Jill Baron. 19. Methods for Determining HistoricalRange of Variability - Hope C. Humphries and Patrick S. Bourgeron. 20. Representativeness Assessment - Patrick S. Bourgeron, Hope C. Humphries, and Mark E. Jensen. 21. Methods of Economic Impact Analysis - Daniel E. Chappelle.
22. Elements of Ecological Land Classifications for Ecological Assessments - Patrick S. Bourgeron, Hope C. Humphries, and Mark E. Jensen. 23. Dynamic Terrestrial Ecosystem Patterns and Processes - Stephanie P. Wilds and Peter S. White. 24. Ecological Classification and Mapping of Aquatic Systems - Mark E. Jensen, Iris A. Goodman, Christopher A. Frissell, C. Kenneth Brewer and Patrick S. Bourgeron. 25. Geomorphic Patterns, Processes, and Perspectives in Aquatic Assessment - Michael Hurley and Mark E. Jensen. 26. Assessment of Biotic Patterns in Freshwater Ecosystems - Christopher A. Frissell, N. LeRoy Poff, and Mark E. Jensen. 27. Characterizing the Human Imprint on Landscapes for Ecological Assessment - Daniel G. Brown. 28. Assessing Human Processes in Society- Environment Interactions - David J. Campbell. 29. Mapping Patterns of Human Use and Potential Resource Conflicts on Public Lands - James V. Schumacher, Roland L. Redmond, Melissa M. Hart, and Mark E. Jensen.
30. The Great Lakes Ecological Assessment - David T. Cleland, Larry A. Leefers, J. Michael Vasievich, Thomas R. Crow, and Eunice A. Padley. 31. Upper Mississippi River Adaptive Environmental Assessment - S.S. Light. 32. Southern Appalachian Case Study - Charles Van Sickle. 33. Northern Forest Lands Case Study - Charles A. Levesque. 34. Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project - Russell T. Graham.
35. Ecological Assessments and Implementing Ecosystem Management: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead - Rick Haeuber.


From the reviews:
"A guidebook for integrated ecological assessments ... provides a useful and well-organized collection of contributions that may help standardize ecological assessment procedures. ... the chapters are very well written ... the figures and tables efficiently illustrate main points in the chapter. The references and suggested reading sections at the end of each chapter provide a wealth of informative resources ... . This book would be a very useful resource for those participating in, organizing, or just interested in ecological assessment." (Audrey L. Mayer, Ecology, Vol. 82 (12), 2001)
"Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. ... the main intent of this book is to describe topics with particular importance to strategic integrated ecological assessments at a regional or sub-regional scale. ... the book provides both theoretical and practical advice for future ecological assessments given specific land-use planning objectives." (Giancarlo Barbiroli, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 18 (1), 2002)
"This compendium includes some practical information on data acquisition, including sampling design and analysis, the use of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems. ... All of these processes are brought together in a series of case studies at the close of the book ... providing apt illustrations of the application of the ideas outlined." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Vol. 33 (1), 2002)
EAN: 9780387985824
ISBN: 0387985824
Untertitel: 2001. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2001
Seitenanzahl: 556 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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