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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Ecotone Manual

Authors
item Hochstrasser, T - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV
item Peters, Debra

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2005
Publication Date: November 30, 2005
Citation: Hochstrasser, T., Peters, D. 2005. ECOTONE Manual. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. ERDC/CERL CR-05-2. 11 p.

Interpretive Summary: No Interpretive Summary Required.

Technical Abstract: The U.S. Department of Defense is responsible for managing over 25 million acres of land using a variety of programs, tools, and procedures to periodically assess and evaluate land condition. One tool, the ECOTONE model, was set up to simulate vegetation recovery from military disturbances on Fort Bliss, Texas, as a conceptual structure to prioritize the research efforts in land management. This report provides documentation of the structure and function of the ECOTONE model. The model consists of processes - dispersal, establishment, growth, etc. - that flow into each other and are influenced by disturbances that result in varying degrees of plant mortality.

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