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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): David T. Cleland; Thomas R. Crow; J. B. Hart; Eunice A. Padley
Editor(s): V. Alaric Sample
Publication Date: 1994

'In this chapter, we present several concepts that are useful for defining, mapping, and managing ecosystems, and offer a brief prospectus of the use of remote sensing and GIS technoLogy in support of these activities. The topics presented here include (1) multiple factors, hierarchical structures and ecosystems, (2) spatial and temporal variabiliry, (3) ecosystem classification and mapping, (4) effects of scale on attributes of change, and (5) ecosystem management.

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Citation: Cleland, D. T., T. R. Crow, J. B. Hart, and E. A. Padley. 1994. Resource management perspective: remote sensing and GIS support for defining, mapping, and managing forest ecosystems, in VA Sample ed., Remote sensing and GIS in ecosystem management. Washington, DC, Island Press, p. 243-264.

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Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • GIS
  • grasslands
  • landscape ecology
  • national forests
  • pine forests
  • remote sensing
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