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1 August 2014 Summary of a National-Scale Assessment of the Ecological Site Description (ESD) Database
Dirac Twidwell, Brady W. Allred, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf
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  • Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) and underlying state-and-transition models are part of a move toward a more dynamic platform of range management, but this movement is happening without evaluation of weaknesses or logical pitfalls in the ESD database.

  • We conducted a national-scale evaluation of the ESD database and in this paper summarize the results with particular attention on the implementation of the state-and-transition model concept within the ESD database.

  • We discuss the weaknesses and logical holes we identified and provide recommendations that can be used to organize efforts to improve, adapt, or discard certain elements of ESD state-and-transition models.

Dirac Twidwell, Brady W. Allred, and Samuel D. Fuhlendorf "Summary of a National-Scale Assessment of the Ecological Site Description (ESD) Database," Rangelands 36(4), 13-17, (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.2111/Rangelands-D-14-00029.1
Published: 1 August 2014
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