Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers 3rd Edition


Ecosystem Classification and Mapping:
Ecosystem Classification

Faber-Langendoen, D., T. Keeler-Wolf, D. Meidinger, D. Tart, B. Hoagland, et al. 2014. EcoVeg: A new approach to vegetation description and classification. Ecological Monographs 84:533-561 (erratum 85:473).

Lowry, J. R.D. Ramsey, K. Thomas, D. Schrupp, T. Sajwaj, et al. 2007. Mapping moderate-scale land-cover over very large geographic areas within a collaborative framework: a case study of the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP). Remote Sensing and Environment 108: 59-73.

National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory

Picotte, J.J., Dockter, D., Long, J., Tolk, B., Davidson, A. and Peterson, B., 2019. LANDFIRE Remap Prototype Mapping Effort: Developing a New Framework for Mapping Vegetation Classification, Change, and Structure. Fire, 2(2), p.35.

Rollins, M.G., 2009. LANDFIRE: a nationally consistent vegetation, wildland fire, and fuel assessment. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18(3), pp.235-249.

At-risk Ecosystems:

Comer PJ, Hak JC, Josse C, Smyth R. 2020. Long-term loss in extent and current protection of terrestrial ecosystem diversity in the temperate and tropical Americas. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234960.

Keith, D.A., J.P. Rodríguez, K. M. Rodríguez-Clark, K. Aapala, A.Alonso, et al. 2013. Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. PLoS ONE. Vol. 8 Issue 5.

Conservation Planning:

Groves, C. and Game, E.T., 2016. Conservation planning: informed decisions for a healthier planet. Roberts Publishers.

Groves, C., Beck, M.W. and Higgins, J.V., 2003. Drafting a conservation blueprint: a practitioner's guide to planning for biodiversity. Island Press.

Maxwell, S.L., Cazalis, V., Dudley, N., Hoffmann, M., Rodrigues, A.S., et al. 2020. Area-based conservation in the twenty-first century. Nature, 586(7828), pp.217-227.

Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation

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