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Use of Geographic Information Systems: A Data Dictionary for South Florida.

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Date Issued:
1995-08
Summary:
Ecosystem management of environmentally critical lands has become an issue of growing concern and attention in recen years. Conservation management efforts increasingly have focused on managing protected areas as well as adjacent lands and communities. One of the principal concerns of ecosystem management is how to manage and understand the dynamic character of these large-scale integrated biosphere regions. Geographic information systems (GIS) are especially useful for resolving these issues. This report shows how GIS methodologies were applied to the study of the southern Florida/Everglades regional ecosystem as part of a United States Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program project focused on operationalizing the concept of ecological sustainability. The GIS methodologies proved useful particularly for regional management in two ways: 1) They provide a mechanism by which natural and social resource characterization and assessment can take place. 2) GIS also enables the reserve managers and researchers to undertake analytical analysis, or more specifically, regional ecosystem modeling.
Title: Use of Geographic Information Systems: A Data Dictionary for South Florida.
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Name(s): United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995-08
Publisher: United States Man and the Biosphere Program
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 48 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: Ecosystem management of environmentally critical lands has become an issue of growing concern and attention in recen years. Conservation management efforts increasingly have focused on managing protected areas as well as adjacent lands and communities. One of the principal concerns of ecosystem management is how to manage and understand the dynamic character of these large-scale integrated biosphere regions. Geographic information systems (GIS) are especially useful for resolving these issues. This report shows how GIS methodologies were applied to the study of the southern Florida/Everglades regional ecosystem as part of a United States Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program project focused on operationalizing the concept of ecological sustainability. The GIS methodologies proved useful particularly for regional management in two ways: 1) They provide a mechanism by which natural and social resource characterization and assessment can take place. 2) GIS also enables the reserve managers and researchers to undertake analytical analysis, or more specifically, regional ecosystem modeling.
Identifier: AAC9349QC00010/19/200710/19/200710607Bnamzu D0QC (FCLAZ), FCLA url 20071019 (snx), FI07053127 (IID), 1042634 (digitool), fiu:23082 (fedora)
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Geographic information systems
Biosphere reserves
Everglades (Fla.)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI07053127.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU