Modeling Landscape Condition for Biodiversity Assessment
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: John Hak
Predicting relative ecological condition can provide a screening tool for gauging anthropogenic stress in locations including any mapped area. Repeated predictions of ecological condition assist with evaluating likely effects of changes in overlapping land uses on the condition of the landscape for an element or groups of elements. This can provide a powerful tool understanding cumulative effects of land use change over time and/or for modeling environmental restoration options.