Assessment of Landscape Characterization and Classification Methods

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Assessment of Landscape Characterization and Classification Methods

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dc.contributor.author Berman, Cara H.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-08T21:43:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-08T21:43:03Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/17028
dc.description.abstract The absence of a hierarchical approach to classification that integrates landscape and riverine ecological theory hampers scientific and regulatory endeavors to define natural resource management strategies protective of watershed dynamics. This report will review existing aquatic and landscape classification methodologies and measures of ecosystem condition and to develop a synthesis paper that first describes the components and uses of existing methods, and that evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches. Finally, a suggested template for "riverscape" classification based on the assessment of existing systems and a suggested case study applying the classification template will be presented. Additional basic research supporting hierarchical classification will be outlined. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U.S. Forest Service en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Washington Water Center en_US
dc.subject classification en_US
dc.subject land classification en_US
dc.subject land management en_US
dc.subject riparian forests en_US
dc.subject riparian areas en_US
dc.subject riparian buffers en_US
dc.subject ecosystem management en_US
dc.subject landscape ecology en_US
dc.subject watershed management en_US
dc.subject rivers en_US
dc.subject streams en_US
dc.subject water en_US
dc.title Assessment of Landscape Characterization and Classification Methods en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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