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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Sarah J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPruitt, Bruce A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTheiling, Charles H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFischenich, J. Craig, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKomlos, Shawn B.en_US
dc.creatorEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorInstitute for Water Resources (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Rock Island Districten_US
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.identifier.govdocERDC TN-EMRRP-EBA-12en_US
dc.descriptionTechnical Noteen_US
dc.description.abstractThis technical note provides a background and summary of the scientific foundation for applying reference condition concepts to ecosystem restoration, project planning, and EBA. Information is presented on the state of reference approach practices and the how the most practical of identified practices might be applied to ecosystem restoration efforts. The authors discuss gaps that seem to exist between the state of the science and the practice associated with how reference approaches are used in the pursuit of ecosystem restoration. A strategy is proposed to better couple the science with the practice by describing a set of functional reference condition types, defining applicable reference approaches and criteria, and introducing the potential for use of reference condition as a foundation for EBA. Ecosystem restoration topics that can be streamlined and improved through this strategy include a) which reference approach to use, b) what type of reference target(s) to use, c) which parameters to measure, d) how to compare and prioritize dissimilar projects at the program scale, e) how to reconcile less-than-perfect datasets, and f) how to incorporate reference condition comparisons into the practice of restoring ecosystems. This technical note provides the scientific foundation necessary to address these topics; further detail and additional specific application guidelines for reference concepts in EBA are provided in Pruitt et al. (2012).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Benefits Analysis (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent18 pages/472 KBsen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-EBA-12en_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobaten_US
dc.subjectEcoystem restorationen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental restorationen_US
dc.subjectReference conceptsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Benefits Analysis (U.S.)en_US
dc.subjectEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.titleReference concepts in ecosystem restoration and environmental benefits analysis : principles and practicesen_US
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