||Arid ecosystems strategic monitoring plan, 1991.
Kepner, W. G. ;
Fox, C. A. ;
Baker, J. ;
Breckenridge, B. ;
||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.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
||EPA/600/R-91/018; EPA-68-CO-0049; EPA/600/4-91/018
Environmental monitoring ;
Arid land ;
Natural resources ;
Environmental protection ;
Biological indicators ;
Remote sensing ;
Information management ;
Quality assurance ;
US EPA ;
Interagency cooperation ;
Field tests ;
Statistical analysis ;
Geographic information systems ;
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ;
Central Region(United States) ;
Western Region(United States)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||300 pages : 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." Includes bibliographical references. Funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agecny under contract no. 68-C0-0049. Microfiche.