Gradient Models as the Base for a Dynamic Information System

  • Stephen R. Kessell
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


As stated in Chapter 3, the gradient models of the vegetation and fuel were developed to provide: a description of the distributions of species populations and community characteristics; an understanding of the dynamic relationships among these species population, community characteristics, and the environment; and the basis for a terrestrial resource information system. The results of efforts to fulfill the first two purposes were described in Section II; this section describes the development of the resource and fire model that was built upon this gradient framework.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen R. Kessell
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  1. 1.Gradient Modeling, Inc.MissoulaUSA

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