Ecosystem Management: Synthesis and Findings
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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SERDP Ecosystem Management Project SEMP was initiated in 1998 by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP, after a 1997 workshop on Department of Defense ecosystem management challenges. After the workshop, SERDP allocated initial funding to a new project, titled the SERDP Ecosystem Management Project, designated as CS-1114, which changed in mid-2005 to SI-1114. SERDP funded five ecological studies under the guidance of SEMP SERDP Ecosystem Management Project. Three of the studies focused on identify-ing ecological indicators that reflected training-caused disturbance. Two studies attempted to characterize state-transition thresholds that could be attributed to combined training and land management impacts. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of these studies with regard to 1 Potential Application, 2 Disturbance Threshold and Indicators, 3 Stream and Water Quality, and 4 Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk species.
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