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Corporate Author United States. Federal Geographic Data Committee. Vegetation Subcommittee. Hierarchy Revisions Working Group, author.

Title Classification and description of world formation types / Don Faber-Langendoen, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Del Meidinger, Carmen Josse, Alan Weakley, David Tart, Gonzalo Navarro, Bruce Hoagland, Serguei Ponomarenko, Gene Fults, Eileen Helmer ; Hierarchy Revisions Working Group, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee.

Publication Info. Fort Collins, CO : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, August 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:RMRS-GTR-346    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages) : color illustrations.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series General technical report RMRS ; GTR-346
General technical report RMRS ; GTR-346.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed August 1, 2016).
"August, 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189).
Summary An ecological vegetation classification approach has been developed in which a combination of vegetation attributes (physiognomy, structure, and floristics) and their response to ecological and biogeographic factors are used as the basis for classifying vegetation types. This approach can help support international, national, and subnational classification efforts. The classification structure was largely developed by the Hierarchy Revisions Working Group (HRWG), which contained members from across the Americas. The HRWG was authorized by the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to develop a revised global vegetation classification to replace the earlier versions of the structure that guided the U.S. National Vegetation Classification and International Vegetation Classification, which formerly relied on the UNESCO (1973) global classification (see FGDC 1997; Grossman and others 1998). This document summarizes the development of the upper formation levels. We first describe the history of the Hierarchy Revisions Working Group and discuss the three main parameters that guide the classification-- it focuses on vegetated parts of the globe, on existing vegetation, and includes (but distinguishes) both cultural and natural vegetation for which parallel hierarchies are provided. Part I of the report provides an introduction to the overall classification, focusing on the upper formation levels. Part II provides a description for each type, following a standardized template format. These descriptions are a first preliminary effort at global descriptions for formation types, and are provided to give some guidance to our concepts.
Subject Vegetation classification.
Plant communities -- Identification.
Plant communities -- Identification.
Vegetation classification. (OCoLC)fst01164925
Plant communities. (OCoLC)fst01065339
Genre/Form Identification guides. (OCoLC)fst01940354
Online resources.
Added Author Faber-Langendoen, Don, author.
Keeler-Wolf, Todd, author.
Meidinger, Dellis Vern, 1953- author.
Josse M., Carmen, author.
Weakley, Alan S., author.
Tart, David, author.
Navarro, Gonzalo, 1969- author.
Hoagland, Bruce W., 1963- author.
Ponomarenko, Serguei, author.
Fults, Gene, author.
Helmer, Eileen Hoey, author.
Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: United States. Federal Geographic Data Committee. Vegetation Subcommittee. Hierarchy Revisions Working Group. Classification and description of world formation types (OCoLC)959731348
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:RMRS-GTR-346

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