The objectives of the problem analysis were to determine which needs of forest wildlife researchers and managers could be met by an ecological classification system, to describe existing classification systems, and to assess how well they meet those needs. Information needs were determined through interviews with members of the Technical Working Group of the Integrated Wildlife- Intensive Forestry Research program. The classification systems that were described were those used in the ecosystem classification program of the Ministry of Forests (Vancouver Forest Region), the biophysical classification program of the Terrestrial Studies Branch, Ministry of Environment, and the soil-vegetation classification developed by Moon and Selby of Agriculture Canada. As many of the proposed criteria require field studies for evaluation, the problem analysis did not reach an overall conclusion about which classification system is most suitable for application to wildlife research and management.
Stevenson, Susan K.. 1982. Applying Ecological Classification Systems to Wildlife Research and Management (Also printed as IWIFR-3). Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Bulletin. B17
Keywords: ecological classification
Other Identifier: Ministry of Forests Research Branch; IWIFR-3
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