Indicators of Ecological Change
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN
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This research explored the use of ecological indicators as a land management tool, focusing on the development of a procedure for selecting and monitoring ecological indicators. In response to the limitations that currently hamper the effectiveness of ecological indicators as a management device, we considered a hierarchical approach to land management and the role indicators can play in providing the monitoring information required by ecosystem management. This summary discusses criteria and presents the suite of indicators that we considered for military land use at the landscape, watershed and plot level. The development and implementation of land-management strategies for military land not only provide valuable tools for the continued mission of the DoD but also suggest how ecological indicators can be used for ecosystem management of other multiple-use lands.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety