Vegetation Monitoring: An Annotated Bibliography (Google eBook)

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Caryl L. Elzinga, Angela G. Evenden
DIANE Publishing, 1997 - Environmental monitoring - 184 pages
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This annotated bibliography documents literature addressing the design and implementation of vegetation monitoring. It provides resources managers, ecologists, and scientists access to the great volume of literature addressing many aspects of vegetation monitoring: planning and objective setting, choosing vegetation attributes to measure, sampling design, sampling methods, statistical and graphical analysis, and communication of results. Over half of the 1400 references have been annotated. Keywords pertaining to the type of monitoring or method are included with each bibliographic entry. Keyword index.

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A bit old book, but serve very good review with criticize and discussion of the literature in vegetation monitoring.
Good starting point for anyone writing in the subject of ecological vegetation system

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Page 168 - describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical, and biological processes that regulate the total earth system, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes that are occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human actions.
Page 33 - Automatic Detection of Vegetation Changes in the Southwestern United States Using Remotely Sensed Images", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol 60, pp.
Page 56 - Studies at the sites are organized around five core themes: (1) pattern and control of primary production; (2) spatial and temporal distribution of populations selected to represent trophic structure; (3) pattern and control of organic matter accumulation in surface layers and sediments; (4) patterns of inorganic input and movement through soils, groundwater, and surface waters; and (5) patterns and frequency of disturbance to the research site.
Page 64 - The assessment and monitoring of sparsely vegetated rangelands using calibrated Landsat data".
Page 10 - Scott. 1993. Forest structure and landscape patterns in the subalpine lodgepole pine type: A procedure for quantifying past and present conditions.
Page 115 - In Margules C. R.; Austin MP, eds. Nature conservation: cost effective biological surveys and data analysis.
Page 11 - Keane, RE 1985. Forest succession on four habitat types in western Montana. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-177. Ogden, UT: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 74 p.
Page 83 - BL, comps. Proceedings symposium on the biology of Artemisia and Chrysothamnus; 1984 July 9-13; Provo, UT. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-200. Ogden, UT: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 278-285.
Page 14 - Zobel, M. (1996) Why do we need permanent plots in the study of long-term vegetation dynamics, Journal of Vegetation Science 7, 147-156.
Page 12 - In: Margules, CR, Austin, MP (Eds.), Nature Conservation: Cost Effective Biological Surveys and Data Analysis.

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