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Ecosystem stability and biophysical land classification techniques

George McKibbon

Ecosystem stability and biophysical land classification techniques

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Published by Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land use -- Classification.,
  • Soil surveys.,
  • Regional planning

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves [i]-iii.

    StatementGeorge McKibbon.
    SeriesOccasional paper / Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute -- no. 7, Occasional paper (Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning) -- no. 7
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD111 .M35, HD111 M35
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31, iii leaves :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21329957M

    CONTENTS Section Page Executive Summary ES-1 1 Introduction 1 Overview 1 Review of Basic Concepts 3 Classification Systems 3 Ecosystem Services 3 Services in the Market 4 Economic Versus Ecosystem Services 5 General Approach for NESCS 5 Summary of Requirements and Key Features of NESCS 7 Overview of the Report 10 2 Review of Ecosystem . BIBLIOGRAPHY of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Function (BEF) publications The current bibliography represents papers suggested by participants in ASW 1 and is not yet an exhaustive list of publications related to biodiversity and ecosystem function. Human-driven ecosystem simplification has highlighted questions about how the number of species in an ecosystem influences its functioning. Although biodiversity is now known to affect ecosystem productivity1–6, its effects on stability are debated6– Here we present a long-term experimental field test of the diversity–stability by:


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Get this from a library. Ecosystem stability and biophysical land classification techniques. [George McKibbon]. Earth, the ecosphere, is a unified functional ecosystem. Ecological land classification (ELC) and regionalization divides and categorizes this unity into similar and dissimilar pieces-sectoral ecosystems - at various scales, in the interests of admiration and understanding.

The recognition of land/water ecosystems in a hierarchy of sizes provides a rational base for the many-scaled problems Cited by: Ecological land classification refers to an integrated survey in which areas of land, as ecosystems, are classified according to their ecological unity.

In Canada, the approach was first advanced, nationally, in and was termed 'Bio-physical Land Classification'. This approach, which was derived from several foreign and domestic precedents, has been employed by various independent survey.

An ecosystem is said to possess ecological stability (or equilibrium) if it is capable of returning to its equilibrium state after a perturbation (a capacity known as resilience) or does not experience unexpected large changes in its characteristics across time.

Although the terms community stability and ecological stability are sometimes used interchangeably, community stability refers only. Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research is central to this emerging synthesis, asking how biodiversity is related to the magnitude and stability of ecosystem processes.

Biophysical accounting for ecosystem services Introduction Ecosystem accounting provides information on the status of and trends in ecosystem capital, i.e. all assets involving ecosystems (i.e. excluding sub-soil assets such as oil or ores). Once fully developed.

This approach to land survey was originally termed iophysical Land Classification however, in compliance with recommendations of a national meeting (Canada Committee on Ecolog- ical (Biophysical) Land Classification (CCELC), ), the term Ecological Land Classification was by:   Classification of ecosystem.

The components of ecosystem: Any ecosystem consists of two main components which are living organisms such as plants, fungi, algae and animals, non-living things such as air, soil and water, Ecosystems may be classified according to their sizes into.

Small as an area of land or water pond.; Large as a forest, a desert or an ocean. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

A hierarchical paradigm may help to better understand patterns of ecosystems. In this article we present and argue a framework for hierarchical ecosystem classification and mapping.

It is based on a hierarchical model of an ecosystem fully incorporating abiotic components. We propose a nomenclature for hierarchical ecosystem classification based on common practice in ecological land Cited by: D Biophysical Mapping and Assessment Methods 7 | Page _____ Summary This report (D) provides an overview of biophysical mapping and assessment methods for ecosystem services (ES) and their use in ecosystem assessments.

It is part of ESMERALDA work package 3, and together with reports of socio-cultural methods (D) and economic methodsFile Size: 1MB. Typology/Classification of Ecosystem Services Roy Haines‐Young (University of Nottingham, UK) Marion Potschin (University of Nottingham, UK) Introduction and ‘State‐of‐the‐art’ The classification of ecosystem services is challenging both conceptually and technically (cf.

Sokal, ). ItFile Size: KB. A hierarchical approach to ecosystems and its implications for ecological land classification Frans Klijn and Helias A. Udo de Haes Centre of Environmental Science, P.O. BoxNL RA Leiden, The Netherlands Keywords: ecosystem, (ecological land) classification, hierarchy.

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The term “ecosystem” was coined by the British ecologist A. [ ]. Figure 3: A biodiversity experiment at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (a) demonstrates the relationship between the number of planted species and ecosystem stability (b) or species.

a, Ecosystem temporal stability for the decade from to was an increasing function of the number of planted tem stability Cited by: stability of the ecosystem services on which humans depend (McCann ). For example, plant species harness the energy of the sun to fix carbon through photosynthesis, and this essential biological process provides the base of the food chain for myriad animalFile Size: KB.

Stability is a concept that involves many aspects and principles from both ecological and socioeconomic perspectives [1,2,3].Mechanisms, features, characteristics, and functions make it difficult to assess states or predict future reactions of ecosystems to some drivers of global change, such as land-use change [4,5,6].Drivers of changes in biodiversity, ecosystem functions/services, and human Author: Marcela Prokopová, Luca Salvati, Gianluca Egidi, Ondřej Cudlín, Renata Včeláková, Radek Plch, Pavel.

the biophysical research on quantification of impacts on ecosystem and changes in ecosystem services due to policy changes for economic valuation. sustainable land management and ecosystem function aspects while providing the better ecosystem services to the community.

Land Capability Classification System Vol. 1: Field Manual Contents Glossary i Purpose of manual and statement of limitations I Manual approach 01 Assumptions and boundaries 01 Land Capability Classification System 02 Land Capability Classification System Principal Horizons 03File Size: 1MB.

primary succession (an inhabited area of soil after a natural disaster), pioneer species (grass like plants colonize the soil), intermediate species, (said plants grow into trees, like pine over time), and climax community (the trees develop into oak or hickory trees) if secondary succession (a natural disaster destroys the forrest) the process starts over again.

Ecosystem stability is the ability of an ecosystem to maintain a steady state, even after a stress or disturbance has occurred. In order for an ecosystem to be considered stable, it needs to have. Factors influencing ecosystem stability are biotic potential and environmental resistance.

This could be in the form of: positive and negative factors of population growth either abiotic or biotic, species diversity that is highly correlated with stability, as well as climate. Stability of an ecosystem also needs to have a resistance to change.

Biodiversity measurement determines stability of ecosystems diversity at an alarming rate and this loss affects ecosystem functioning. Species richness is often used as a criterion when assessing the relative conservation values of habitats or landscapes. land drained and without wet areas and devoid of woods and hedgerows.

The rehabilitation and restoration of land is a key strategy to recover services -goods and resources- ecosystems offer to the humankind. This paper reviews key examples to understand the superior effect of nature based solutions to enhance the sustainability of catchment systems by promoting desirable soil and landscape by: Stability of Natural Ecosystem and Artificial Ecosystem.

All the above-mentioned factors affecting the stability of Ecosystem are more applicable to a natural ecosystem. In an artificial ecosystem, human beings modify the ecosystem and play a more vital role in regulating the ecosystem functions by a process of feedbacks and control action.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Stability and Structure of Ecosystem. An organism cannot live in isolation. It needs other organisms, nutrients from its environment, and so on, to survive. So, nature has provided functional units in which different organisms of a given area can live and interact among themselves and with their surroundings.

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Ontario’s ELC system is founded on Angus Hills’ Site Regions and Districts, first adopted in the Size: 1MB. A Woodland owner’s Guide to forest ecosystem Classification in Nova Scotia 9 Wildlife Considerations Ecosystem classification can be used to predict the presence of wildlife habitat.

This is particularly important when species at risk, or species of special concern, may be present. For example. To address our objective, we used Ecological Land Classification (ELC) to identify landscapes of the region.

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Start studying Ecosystem Stability:Ecological Succession. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems played a key role in introducing nonlinear mathematical models and the study of deterministic chaos into ecology, a role chronicled in James Gleick's book Chaos.

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“An Ecosystem is where the living (biotic) and the non-living (abiotic) components of the biophysical environment interact to form a unique place.” The.

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Ecological economics, also known as bioeconomics of Georgescu-Roegen, ecolonomy, or eco-economics, is both a transdisciplinary and an interdisciplinary field of academic research addressing the interdependence and coevolution of human economies and natural ecosystems, both intertemporally and spatially.

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Cited by: Human-driven ecosystem simplification has highlighted questions about how the number of species in an ecosystem influences its functioning.

Although biodiversity is now known to affect ecosystem productivity, its effects on stability are debated. Here we present a long-term experimental field test of the diversity-stability hypothesis.

During a decade of data collection in an experiment that Cited by: Chapter 1 Introduction: Ecological and Physical Considerations for Stream Projects United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Techniques and approaches contained in this handbook are not all-inclusive, nor universally applicable.

Table 1–3. In order to maintain ecosystem stability at large scales, conservation efforts should preserve biodiversity not only at the regional scale, but also at the local scale. Our model further predicts that the strength of the stabilizing effects of alpha and beta diversity on gamma variability increases with between-patch environmental correlation Cited by:.

Abstract. The past two decades have seen great progress in understanding the mechanisms of ecosystem stability in local ecological systems. There is, however, an urgent need to extend existing knowledge to larger spatial scales to match the scale of management and conservation.The National Methodological Framework, produced within the scope of the Methodological Support for Ecosystem Services Mapping and Biophysical Valuation (MetEcoSMap) Project (–), provides a national typology of ecosystems that combines the CORINE Land Cover (CLC) classes with the European Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat.functioning, and stability, and (ii) global ecosystem changes influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability by destabilizing species interactions.

In Chapters 2 and 3, I report results from studies that used long-term data from aCited by: 1.