ICBEMP: Landscape Dynamics

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Assessment of the landscape dynamics of the ecosystems within the interior Columbia River basin included both natural and human changes. We describe the relationships between land use, ecosystem health, species diversity, and interactions with inherent disturbance processes and biophysical capabilities. We found that both traditional commodity and reserve system management strategies cause short-term fragmentation leading to long-term simplification of biophysical and socioeconomic landscape systems; active ecological management, on the other hand, can sustain the capabilities of these systems.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Natural Resource and GIS Specialist, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland

Publication date: October 1, 1998

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