A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation

TitleA landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGarigal, Kevin, Compton Bradley W., Plunkett Ethan B., Deluca William V., GRAND JOANNA, Ene Eduard, and Jackson Scott D.
JournalLandscape Ecology
Pagination1-20
Date Published8-Jun-2018
ISSN0921-2973
KeywordsCoarse filter, Conservation planning, Ecological assessment, Landscape conservation design, Landscape metrics, Landscape pattern
Abstract

Conservation planning is increasingly using “coarse filters” based on the idea of conserving “nature’s stage”. One such approach is based on ecosystems and the concept of ecological integrity, although myriad ways exist to measure ecological integrity. Objective: To describe our ecosystem-based index of ecological integrity (IEI) and its derivative index of ecological impact (ecoImpact), and illustrate their applications for conservation assessment and planning in the northeastern United States.

 

URLhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10980-018-0653-9
DOI10.1007/s10980-018-0653-9
Short TitleLandscape Ecol