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Ecosystem administration calls for a making plans and decision-making strategy that locations land use in its applicable ecological context. simply because ecological checks needs to be carried out at numerous spatial scales and throughout jurisdictional obstacles, methods to evaluate needs to be appropriate and in step with one another. A Guidebook for built-in EcologicalAssessment analyzes equipment and offers criteria and protocols for evaluation and the combination of data.

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1993). The concept that ecosystems may have multiple limits, some more stable than others, should be considered in the design of ecological assessments. For example, the climax community is the endpoint of ecological succession and as such exemplifies an optimum operating point (Kay, 1991). However, after a disturbance, succession may proceed along multiple pathways, and a given pathway may stop before the endpoint of succession is reached. 3. Hierarchical organization of vegetation patterns and social systems along characteristic temporal and spatial scales.

Often this can be done by identifying the pattern of interest and moving up one scale in selecting the pattern that will be described in assessment or monitoring efforts. , Douglas fir forests) as an initial screening mechanism to identify potential areas of plant association change. The spatial area that could be described by this approach, for the same level of funding, is much larger than that which could be described continuously at the plant association level. In this example, areas that exhibit change at the series level would be prioritized for more detailed study to better understand plant association pattern relations in an assessment area.

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