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RECORD NUMBER: 849 OF 876
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Using Landscape Metrics to Develop Indicators of Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Condition.|
|Author||Lopez, R. D. ; Heggem, D. T. ; Sutton, D. ; Ehli, T. ; Van Remortel, R. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. Office of Research and Development. ;Lockheed Martin Environmental Systems and Technologies, Las Vegas, NV.|
|Additional Subjects||Landscaping ; Water quality ; Great Lakes ; Coastal regions ; Wetlands ; Indicators ; Biological properties ; Chemical properties ; Habitat ; Ecosystems ; Remote sensing ; Land use ; Hydrology ; Environmental effects ; Data analysis ; Landscape metrics|
Chapter 1 describes the landscape setting of the Great Lakes Basin and the breadth of environmental issues that are relevant to a landscape approach to assessing the coastal wetlands of the entire basin. The objectives of this report are described in this chapter. Chapter 2 discusses landscape ecology and the metrics and indicators used to assess ecological condition, and it addresses the quality, availability, and cost of data, metrics, and indicators, as well as useful data analysis and presentation techniques. The information in Chapter 3 is designed to present some of the key ecological metrics in the Great Lakes that would be of particular interest and applicable to coastal areas.