|Title||A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||McGarigal, Kevin, Compton Bradley W., Plunkett Ethan B., Deluca William V., GRAND JOANNA, Ene Eduard, and Jackson Scott D.|
|Keywords||Coarse filter, Conservation planning, Ecological assessment, Landscape conservation design, Landscape metrics, Landscape pattern|
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.
|Short Title||Landscape Ecol|