Case Study: Generalizing Ecological Site Concepts of the Colorado Plateau for Landscape-Level Applications
AuthorDuniway, Michael C.
Nauman, Travis W.
Johanson, Jamin K.
Miller, Mark E.
Williamson, Jeb C.
Bestelmeyer, Brandon T.
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CitationDuniway, M. C., Nauman, T. W., Johanson, J. K., Green, S., Miller, M. E., Williamson, J. C., & Bestelmeyer, B. T. (2016). Case Study: Generalizing Ecological Site Concepts of the Colorado Plateau for Landscape-Level Applications. Rangelands, 38(6), 342-349.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • Numerous ecological site descriptions in the southern Utah portion of the Colorado Plateau can be difficult to navigate, so we held a workshop aimed at adding value and functionality to the current ecological site system. • We created new groups of ecological sites and drafted state-and-transition models for these new groups. • We were able to distill the current large number of ecological sites in the study area (ca. 150) into eight ecological site groups that capture important variability in ecosystem dynamics. • Several inventory and monitoring programs and landscape scale planning actions will likely benefit from more generalized ecological site group concepts.
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