Global to Local: Ecological Land Classification

Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada, August 14–17, 1994

  • Richard A. Sims
  • Ian G. W. Corns
  • Karel Klinka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard A. Sims, Ian G. W. Corns, Karel Klinka
      Pages 1-10
  3. Global Frameworks

    1. Robert G. Bailey
      Pages 21-24
    2. Ian B. Marshall, C. A. Scott Smith, Corrine J. Selby
      Pages 25-38
    3. R. G. H. Bunce, C. J. Barr, M. K. Gillespie, D. C. Howard
      Pages 39-46
  4. Regional Frameworks

    1. Ajith H. Perera, James A. Baker, Lawrence E. Band, David J. B. Baldwin
      Pages 85-96
    2. A. Banner, D. V. Meidinger, E. C. Lea, R. E. Maxwell, B. C. Von Sacken
      Pages 97-117
    3. S. Mah, S. Thomson, D. Demarchi
      Pages 119-125
  5. Subregional Frameworks

  6. Local Frameworks

  7. Database Management

  8. Global to Local Modelling

  9. Soil Moisture Regime and Site Evaluation

  10. Forest Site Quality and Productivity

  11. ELC-Based Management

  12. ELC-Based Research

About this book


Ecological Land Classification (ELC) refers to the description of land resources at a range of spatial resolutions (i.e. global to local) and for a range of purposes or values. The emerging science of ELC is in fact a very carefully integrated blend of vegetation and earth sciences, climatology, cartography and ecology with a range of new technologies and methodologies including computer-based geographic information systems, remote sensing and simulation modelling.
This publication defines the current `state-of-the-art' of ELC. It provides particular insight into the role of ELC in current and future forest resource planning and management, and emphasizes its application and usefulness at various spatial scales, for a variety of geographic locations, and under a range of management scenarios/constraints. The book is an invaluable and substantial reference source about the current trends in ELC and will be of particular value to ecologists, foresters, geographers, resource managers, wildlife biologists, GIS and remote sensing specialists, educators and students.


development ecology ecosystem environment forest forest management growth logging nutrition production research soil sustainability vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Sims
    • 1
  • Ian G. W. Corns
    • 2
  • Karel Klinka
    • 3
  1. 1.Great Lakes Forestry CentreCanadian Forest Service - OntarioSault Ste. MarieCanada
  2. 2.Northern Forestry CentreCanadian Forest Service - NorthwestEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of ForestryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7239-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1653-1
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