, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 19–27

The ecological reference framework for Québec: a useful tool for forest sites evaluation

  • Vincent Gerardin
  • Jean -Pierre Ducruc

DOI: 10.1007/BF00045651

Cite this article as:
Gerardin, V. & Ducruc, J.-. Vegetatio (1990) 87: 19. doi:10.1007/BF00045651


Quebec ecologists have divised, for more than 25 years, an integrated landform-soil—vegetation approach to landscape typology and mapping. Basic concepts and principles of this approach are briefly described and illustrated. In spite of the huge areas already mapped, attempts to integrate such an information in the forestry practice have thus far proven inconclusive.


Landscape ecologyEcological mappingForest ecosystems typology

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Gerardin
  • Jean -Pierre Ducruc
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  1. 1.Direction du patrimoine écologiqueMinistère de l'Environnement du QuébecSainte-FoyCanada