Monitoring Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives / Edition 1

Monitoring Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives / Edition 1

by Lance H. Gunderson
     
 

Aimed at land managers and scientists, this volume contains 15 contributions from researchers describing various interdisciplinary approaches for measuring the success of adaptive ecoregion-scale management. Case studies include, for example, ecological monitoring strategies for the Northwest Forest Plan and for seagrass communities in the Florida Keys. The papers… See more details below

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Aimed at land managers and scientists, this volume contains 15 contributions from researchers describing various interdisciplinary approaches for measuring the success of adaptive ecoregion-scale management. Case studies include, for example, ecological monitoring strategies for the Northwest Forest Plan and for seagrass communities in the Florida Keys. The papers were originally presented at a symposium held at the 1999 annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Spokane, Washington. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638500
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
 
PART I. Introduction
Chapter 1. The Importance of Monitoring in Regional Ecosystem Initiatives  
 
PART II. Principles of Ecosystem Monitoring Design
Chapter 2. Conceptual Issues in Monitoring Ecological Resources
Chapter 3. Design of an Ecological Monitoring Strategy for the Forest Plan in the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 4. Monitoring for Adaptive Management of the Colorado River Ecosystem in Glen and Grand Canyons
Chapter 5. Science Strategy for a Regional Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Program: The Florida Everglades Example
 
PART III. Information Management and Modeling for Monitoring Programs
Chapter 6. The Use of Models for a Multiscaled Ecological Monitoring System
Chapter 7. Role of Knowledge-Based Systems in Analysis and Communication of Monitoring Data
Chapter 8. Approaches to Quality Assurance and Information Management for Regional Ecological Monitoring Programs
Chapter 9. Estimation of Change in Populations and Communities from Monitoring Survey Data
 
PART IV. Monitoring Habitats, Populations, and Communities
Chapter 10. Competing Goals of Spatial and Temporal Resolution: Monitoring Seagrass Communities on a Regional Scale
Chapter 11. Late-Successional Forest Monitoring in the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 12. Monitoring Wetland Ecosystems Using Avian Populations: Seventy Years of Surveys in the Everglades
Chapter 13. Setting and Monitoring Restoration Goals in the Absence of Historical Data: The Case of Fishes in the Florida Everglades
Chapter 14. Monitoring Biodiversity for Ecoregional InitiativesPART V. Summary and Synthesis
Chapter 15. Monitoring, Assessment, and Ecoregional Initiatives: A Synthesis
 
Glossary
Index

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