Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Internal Report: Landscape Metrics for EMAP-West.
Author Heggem, D. T. ; Evanson, E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher Aug 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/600/X-05/012;
Stock Number PB2006-100900
Additional Subjects Ecological systems ; Environmental monitoring ; Landscapes ; Riparian ; Characteristics ; Human stressors ; Physical characteristics ; Soils ; Landforms ; Recommendations ; Improvements ; Western region (United States) ; Development ; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) ; Landscape metrics
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2006-100900 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/2006
Collation 20p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) to move toward an improved environmental monitoring approach. EMAP is a research program that is used to develop the tools necessary to monitor and assess the status and trends of ecological systems. EMAP's goal is to develop the scientific understanding for translating environmental monitoring data from multiple spatial and temporal scales into assessments of ecological condition. The product from this research will be a US EPA internal report entitled Internal Report - Landscape Metrics for EMAP-West, which describes the development of landscape metrics which were applied to the Western United States. These metrics were developed to test stream condition indicators and to help discover relationships between surface water data and landscape metrics. The landscape monitoring and assessment approach will involve the analysis of spatially explicit patterns of biophysical features, including soils, topography, climate, vegetation, land use, and drainage pathways.