The Universal Floristic Quality Assessment ( FQA ) Calculator: an online tool for ecological assessment and monitoring
作者: William A. FreymanLinda A. MastersStephen Packard
作者单位: 1University and Jepson Herbaria University of California Berkeley 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building #2465 Berkeley CA 94720‐2465 USA
2 Openlands 25 East Washington Street Suite 1650 Chicago IL 60602‐1708 USA
3 Woods and Prairie Foundation 1625 Ferndale Avenue Northbrook IL 60062 USA
刊名: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2016, Vol.7 (3), pp.380-383
来源数据库: Wiley Journal
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12491
关键词: assessment metricsecological monitoringFloristic Quality Assessments ( FQA s)software tools
原始语种摘要: Summary(#br)Floristic Quality Assessments ( FQA s) are measurements of a natural area's ecological integrity based on their plant species composition. Widely used by government agencies and conservation organizations to monitor and assess natural areas, FQA data bases have been developed for much of the United States and beyond. Here, we present the Universal FQA Calculator ( http://universalFQA.org ), a free, open‐source web‐based FQA Calculator. The calculator offers 30 FQA data bases (with more being added regularly) from across the United States and Canada and has been used to calculate thousands of assessments. The Universal FQA Calculator's growing repository for site inventory and transect data is accessible via a REST API and represents a valuable resource for data on the...
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