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Main Title Ecosystem geography /
Author Bailey, Robert G.,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 32855804
ISBN 0387943544; 9780387943541; 0387945865; 9780387945866; 3540943544; 9783540943549
Subjects Biotic communities--Classification ; Natural resources surveys ; Ecosystem management ; Ecosystemen ; Biogeografie ; Erde--(DE-588)4015139-6 ; Geografie--(DE-588)4020216-1 ; Landschaftszone--(DE-588)4034362-5 ; Naturräumliche Gliederung--(DE-588)4041410-3 ; Umweltbezogenes Management--(DE-588)4201709-9 ; Umweltgeografie--(DE-588)4251568-3 ; èOkosystem--(DE-588)4043216-6 ; èOkosystemmanagement--(DE-588)7675980-5 ; Typologie ; Umweltgeographie
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QH540.7.B35 1996 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/19/1998
EHBM  QH540.7.B35 1996 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 10/10/1997
ELDM  QH540.7.B35 1996 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 01/19/1996
ESBM  QH540.7.B35 1996 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 10/25/1996
Collation xii, 204 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes two folded color plates in pocket. Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Scale of Ecosystem Units -- The Question of Boundary Criteria -- Role of Climate in Ecosystem Differentiation -- Macroscale: Macroclimate Differentiation -- Ecoclimatic Zones of the Earth -- Ecoregions of the United States -- Mesoscale: Landform Differentiation -- Microscale: Edophic-Topoclimatic Differentiation -- Applications of Ecosystem Geography -- Summary and Conclusions. The analysis and management of ecosystems rely increasingly on sound geographical knowledge. Ecosystem Geography is a landmark contribution which brings the geographer's tools - maps, scales, boundaries, and units - to the study of ecosystems. The author, a senior geographer and program manager with the U.S. Forest Service, has distilled more than two decades of research on ecosystem mapping and classification. His work has had a growing influence on how government and academic scientists are using ecological data to monitor biodiversity, manage land holdings and interpret the results of climatic change. Ecosystem Geography features spectacular graphics, including diagrams, photographs, and abundant maps. It will be welcomed by ecologists, geographers, land and resource specialists, and anyone involved in the study or management of landscapes and ecosystems.