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Floristic Quality Index: An assessment tool for restoration projects and monitoring sites in coastal Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2011-3044

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Abstract

The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) program was established to assess the effectiveness of individual coastal restoration projects and the cumulative effects of multiple projects at regional and coastwide scales. In order to make these assessments, analytical teams have been assembled for each of the primary data types sampled under the CRMS program, including vegetation, hydrology, landscape, and soils. These teams consist of scientists and support staff from the U.S. Geological Survey and other Federal agencies, the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, and university academics. Each team is responsible for developing or identifying parameters, indices, or tools that can be used to assess coastal wetlands at various scales. The CRMS Vegetation Analytical Team has developed a Floristic Quality Index for coastal Louisiana to determine the quality of a wetland based on its plant species composition and abundance.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floristic Quality Index: An assessment tool for restoration projects and monitoring sites in coastal Louisiana
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3044
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2011
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
4 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N