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Integration of Field-based Analysis of Plant Community Dynamics with Quantitative Analysis of Landscape Change in the Ray Roberts Lake Area, 1987—1997

This study focused on the effectiveness of integrating traditional plant community analyses with landscape ecological analyses based on remotely sensed data. A temporal analysis of plant community diversity was conducted for major plant communities of the Ray Roberts Lake area using transect monitoring data collected between 1987 and 1997. Landscape analyses were performed with FRAGSTATS*ARC using classified SPOT satellite imagery for 1987 and 1997. Although the methodology developed in this work was exploratory, it was found that characterizing the dynamics of major plant communities in the study area produced a more effective and insightful analysis of Ray Roberts Lake area landscape dynamics.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-08-11 18:00:23
Description This study focused on the effectiveness of integrating traditional plant community analyses with landscape ecological analyses based on remotely sensed data. A temporal analysis of plant community diversity was conducted for major plant communities of the Ray Roberts Lake area using transect monitoring data collected between 1987 and 1997. Landscape analyses were performed with FRAGSTATS*ARC using classified SPOT satellite imagery for 1987 and 1997. Although the methodology developed in this work was exploratory, it was found that characterizing the dynamics of major plant communities in the study area produced a more effective and insightful analysis of Ray Roberts Lake area landscape dynamics.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Lake Ray Roberts, Plant communities, Ecology
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-08-11 17:51:05
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Date Last Modified 2010-08-11 18:00:23
Creator McDonough, Theresa J.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-08-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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