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Main Title Arid ecosystems strategic monitoring plan, 1991.
Author Kepner, W. G. ; Fox, C. A. ; Baker, J. ; Breckenridge, B. ; Elvidge, C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kepner, William G.
CORP Author Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Environmental Programs Office. ;Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Desert Research Inst. ;Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls. ;Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Environmental Research Center.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA 600-4-91-018; 68-C0-0049; EPA-68-CO-0049; PB93100139
Stock Number PB93-100139
OCLC Number 28959173
Subjects Environmental monitoring--Nevada
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Ecosystems ; Arid land ; Natural resources ; Environmental protection ; Biological indicators ; Remote sensing ; Sampling ; Information management ; Quality assurance ; Implementation ; US EPA ; Interagency cooperation ; Field tests ; Guidelines ; Statistical analysis ; Assessments ; Geographic information systems ; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ; Central Region(United States) ; Western Region(United States)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA/600/4-91/018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/15/1993
EKCD  EPA/600/4-91/018 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/25/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-91-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-4-91-018 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-4-91-018 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB93-100139 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations maps ; 28 cm
In response to the growing concerns regarding the condition of the nation's ecological resources, the U.S. EPA has initiated the development of a national interagency program to determine the status of, and to monitor the changes in, ecological systems. This program is called the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). The Arid Ecosystem portion of EMAP includes grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, riparian zones, tundra and deserts in the arid (dryer) regions, primarily the central and western U.S. This document outlines a strategy for the development and operation of the Arid Ecosystems portion of EMAP. Through workshops, with interagency cooperation and technical support from universities, indicators (measures of ecological parameters) will be evaluated, developed and tested in small scale pilot field studies, before being implemented at larger scales. Also discussed in the document are the sampling design; plans for the use of remote sensing and GIS; development of the information management system; a quality assurance program; means for implementation of a large scale field sampling operation; and the guidelines for statistics, assessment and reporting for the program.
"June 1991." "EPA 600-4-91-018." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agecny under contract no. 68-C0-0049.