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www.metla.fi/silvafennica ISSN 0037-5330 The Finnish Society of Forest Science The Finnish Forest Research Institute
 

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www.metla.fi/silvafennica ISSN 0037-5330
The Finnish Society of Forest Science The Finnish Forest Research Institute
SILVA FENNICA
Silva Fennica 45(4) research articles
How Well Do U.S. Forest Service
Terrestrial Ecosystem Surveys
Correspond with Measured Vegetation
Properties?
Scott R. Abella
Abella, S.R. 2011. How well do U.S. Forest Service terrestrial ecosystem surveys correspond
with measured vegetation properties? Silva Fennica 45(4): 611632.
Reliable estimates of species composition that forest sites are capable of supporting specific
to ecosystem mapping units across landscapes are useful for many purposes in forest science
and management. Like forestry agencies in numerous countries, the U.S. Forest Service has
invested in ecological land classification (termed terrestrial ecosystem survey [TES] in the
study region of Arizona) that includes ecosystem-explicit species lists taken to be estimated
potential natural vegetation (PNV). Using multivariate community analyses, PNV in the TES
was compared to measured species composition on 66 sites representing among the least-
disturbed vegetation (considered this study's measured PNV) spanning 11 ecosystem types on

  

Source: Abella, Scott R. - School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology