[Parameters: Topic='TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE', Term='SURFACE WATER', Variable_Level_1='SURFACE WATER FEATURES', Variable_Level_2='WETLANDS']
Ecological Diversity of the Huron-Manistee National ForestsEntry ID: USDA0573
Abstract: The purpose of "Ecological Diversity of the Huron-Manistee
National Forests" is to determine the ecological diversity of
the Huron-Manistee National Forests of northern Lower Michigan
by determining the occurence of landscape ecosystems at several
hierachical spatial scales to
determine the major wetland ecosystems, provide examples of
local wetland ecosystems, and map their pattern of occurence ... to
determine how well the areas designated as potential old growth
forests represent the ecological diversity of the forests, and
to provide and overall conceptual model for
the study of ecological diversity of large landscapes.
The overall goal is to characterize the ecological diversity of
the Huron-Manistee National Forest, an area of over 800,000
acres in the northern part of lower Michigan. In particular, to
examine the extent to which the 173,000 acres of old-growth
lands tentatively set aside respresent the full range of
Collection Organization: University of Michigan, School of
Natural Resources & Environment
Collection Methodology: The approach is to study the existing
regional and local classifications of the area and determine
kinds and patterns of landscape ecosystems within selected
levels of these classifications, to determine the amount of old
growth forest in each classification unit and unique ecosystems
that should be set aside as old growth, to examine and sample
dryland and wetland ecosystems throughout the forests and
develop a classification of wetland ecosystems for the area, map
local areas to illustrate the fine-scale diversity of landscape
ecosystems. In the
field transects were run and sampled, and sample plots were
established and sampled.
Collection Frequency: Data collected at different places in
field seasons: 1992, 1993, 1994.
Update Characteristics: No data update. Analyses have been
performed on field data.
Data Center: University of Michigan
Dissemination Media: Hard copy (notes/data taken in field); also
on plot forms, and student computer disks
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Start Date: 1992-05-01Stop Date: 1994-08-31
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PROTECTION
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Quality 1. Personnel selected have been trained in field data
2. Protocols of data taking were established and followed.
3. Plot forms/transect forms were used.
4. Supervision by project leader.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bvb at snre.umich.edu
The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment 430 East University
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 48109-1115
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12