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Title: Draft standard monitoring protocols for herbaceous vegetation
Authors: Herman, Brook D.
Keywords: Plant ecology
Vegetation monitoring
Vegetation management
Ecosystem restoration
Ecosystem management
Restoration ecology
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-19-4
Abstract: Many methods have been developed over the last century for measuring the characteristics or attributes of plant communities, however, there are no widely accepted standard methods for monitoring vegetation, especially for ecosystem restoration projects. This report presents the draft standard herbaceous vegetation monitoring protocols developed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for use in their Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration projects. The objectives of the protocols are the following: (1) to be able to detect changes in species composition and abundance between years at the same site, (2) to be comparable between sites, (3) to be effective in multiple habitat types, with an herbaceous vegetation layer, and regions of the continental United States, (4) to minimize personal or sampling biases, and (5) to be able to use data for the calculation of appropriate success metrics (e.g., diversity, condition, etc.). The protocols will be tested in the field at multiple restoration sites throughout the U.S. Final protocols will be refined or modified based on results of testing and will be made available to the public.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL TR-19-4
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 44 pages / 5.322 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF
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