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Title: Applying an avian index of biological integrity to assess and monitor arid and semi-arid riparian ecosystems
Authors: Guilfoyle, Michael P.
Wakeley, James S., 1950-
Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Keywords: Restoration monitoring (Ecology)--California
Restoration ecology--Evaluation
Riparian ecology
Ecological integrity
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-RQ-01
Abstract: This technical note is a product of the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (EMRRP) work unit titled “Improving Restoration and Management of Stream and Riparian Ecosystems using a Multi-function Approach.” Objectives of this work are to provide field personnel with tools and techniques to conduct rehabilitation and restoration projects that address a broad suite of functions and processes, and the tools to assess the relative success in meeting those intended goals. This technical note describes the development of an Index of Biological Integrity (IBI) for riparian ecosystems based on avian community data (Figure 1). The technique is demonstrated using data gathered in the Santa Margarita River watershed in southern California. The resulting IBI may be used to assess and monitor riparian condition in response to human land-use activities.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TN-EMRRP-RQ-01
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 22 pages/1.36 MBs
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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