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The Use of Long Term Monitoring Data in a Decision Support System

Kevin James

Plant Ecologist

Heartland I&M Network


Vital signs data life cycle
Vital Signs Data Life Cycle System

Effective communication of results to park managers

Summary of analysis, reporting

Data analysis

Data processing, QA/QC

Observations / measurements taken

Project research and design


Decision support system
Decision Support System System

  • Knowledge base

    • Logic model

    • Logical network of information

  • Logic model engine

    • Inference engine

    • Evaluates the logical network

  • Evaluation results

    • Tabular/graphical

    • Spatially explicit


Knowledge base
Knowledge Base System

  • Meta-database

    • formal logical representation of how to evaluate information

    • Relationship of interrelated topics

    • Mental map

    • Graphic design (modularity)

    • Diverse topics can be analyzed together


Application framework
Application Framework System

Logic Model

Result Tables

Attributes

Knowledge

Base

Logic Model

Engine

EMDS (GIS) Project

Environment

writes

read

read/write

uses

EMDS 3.1

Extension

ArcGIS


Emds development history
EMDS Development History System

Ecosystem Management Decision Support

January 1994 Initial analysis phase of system development

January 1995 Initial design specifications completed

March 1997 Release of Version 1.0

September 1997 Beta release of Version 2.0

February 1998 Release of Version 2.0

April 2002 Beta release of Version 3.0

January 2003 Release of Version 3.0

Version 3.0 User Guide (USDA Forest Service GTR, 112 pages)


Emds resources and support
EMDS Resources and Support System

ArcGIS Extension

www.institute.redlands.edu/emds

Current Version:

3.1 for ArcGIS 9.1

Beta 3.2 for ArcGIS 9.2

Version 4.0 in development



Heartland network established 2001
Heartland Network NetworksEstablished 2001



Heartland Network NetworksNatural Resource Monitoring Program

Grassland community

Diversity

Composition

Structure

Grassland exotic plants


Heartland Network NetworksVital Sign Management Goals


Goal evaluation
Goal Evaluation Networks

  • Current vital signs monitoring data

    • 2006 vegetation monitoring data

  • Evaluation parameters are derived from:

    • Baseline conditions

      • monitoring data 1998 - 2005

    • Management plans

      • Vegetation Management Plan goals

        ≤ 5% foliar cover of woody species

    • Desired future conditions


  • Heartland Network NetworksNatural Resource Goal Evaluation


    Heartland Network NetworksNatural Resource Goal Evaluation



    Evaluation of management goal prairie community has been restored
    Evaluation of management goal: NetworksPrairie community has been restored


    Composite vital signs evaluation
    Composite Vital Signs Evaluation Networks

    Prairie community

    Prairie diversity

    Prairie composition

    Prairie structure

    Prairie exotics


    Species diversity is being maintained across the prairie
    Species diversity is being maintained Networksacross the prairie


    Species composition supports a functioning prairie
    Species composition supports Networksa functioning prairie


    Vegetation structure supports a functioning prairie
    Vegetation structure supports Networksa functioning prairie


    Exotic species do not restrict the functioning of the prairie
    Exotic species do not restrict the Networksfunctioning of the prairie


    Where to go now
    Where to go now… Networks

    • Expand to other vital signs monitoring: aquatic, bird communities, climate

    • Continued development of park management goals

    • Refinement of evaluation parameters

    • Adaptive management and planning


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