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Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Salt Marsh Ditching Metric

The salt marsh ditching metric is an element of the ecological integrity analysis of the Designing Sustainable Landscapes (DSL) project (McGarigal et al. 2014). Consisting of a composite of 21 stressor and resiliency metrics, the index of ecological integrity (IEI) assesses the relative intactness and resiliency to environmental change of ecological systems throughout the northeast. As a stressor metric, salt marsh ditching provides an index of the relative intensity of ditching in salt marshes. Metric values range from 0 (no effect from nearby ditches) to 1 (severe effect).

Modification Date: Fri Mar 10 20:11:44 2017

Contributors: University of Massachusetts Landscape Ecology Lab

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