Accession Number:

ADA504473

Title:

LanDPro: Landscape Dynamics Program in Support of Natural and Cultural Resources Management and Range Maintenance

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

LanDPro, the Landscape Dynamics Support Program, is being developed at the Desert Research Institute to support sustained mission capability and military readiness, and to help land managers achieve maximum use of resources available for training land maintenance. During the past several decades, the science of geomorphology and soils has advanced to the point of demonstrating unique and predictable relationships between temporal and spatial variation in landscape components and soils, hydrology, vegetation, geology, and prehistoric cultural resources. Recent research on military lands has added to our knowledge of individual soil-geomorphic processes that control landscape-vegetation relations. In turn, the geology, geomorphology, soils, and hydrology are being integrated into models designed to support the military mission. LanDPro serves as a seed for advancing integrated GIS-based land-management tools applicable to military installations around the United States. Goals of LanDPro are to support scientific development of new methods and models leading to better understanding in three focus areas natural resources, cultural resources, and range management.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Humanities and History
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE