Making Transparent Environmental Management Decisions

Applications of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support System

  • Keith M. Reynolds
  • Paul F. Hessburg
  • Patrick S. Bourgeron

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. An Introduction to EMDS and its Major Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keith M. Reynolds, Paul F. Hessburg
      Pages 3-22
    3. Michael C. Saunders, Bruce J. Miller
      Pages 23-33
    4. Philip J. Murphy
      Pages 35-60
  3. EMDS Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Patrick Bourgeron, Hope Humphries, Chip Fisher, Barry Bollenbacher, Keith Reynolds
      Pages 93-110
    3. Robert E. Keane, James P. Menakis, Paul F. Hessburg, Keith M. Reynolds, James D. Dickinson
      Pages 111-133
    4. Paul F. Hessburg, R. Brion Salter, Keith M. Reynolds, James D. Dickinson, William L. Gaines, Richy J. Harrod
      Pages 135-174
    5. David M. Stoms
      Pages 175-203
    6. Michael D. White, James R. Strittholt
      Pages 205-226
    7. Sean N. Gordon, Heather McPherson, Lowell Dickson, Joshua Halofsky, Chris Snyder, Angus W. Brodie
      Pages 227-251
    8. Thomas C. Wainwright, Peter W. Lawson, Gordon H. Reeves, Laurie A. Weitkamp, Heather A. Stout, Justin S. Mills
      Pages 277-298
  4. The Next Version and Final Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Steve Paplanus, Bruce Miller, Philip J Murphy, Keith Reynolds, Michael Saunders
      Pages 301-313
    3. Keith M. Reynolds, Paul F. Hessburg, Patrick S. Bourgeron
      Pages 315-332
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-337

About this book


Since 1997, the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system has been used around the world to support environmental analysis and planning in many different application areas, and it has been applied over a wide range of geographic scales, from forest stands to entire countries. An extensive sampling of this diversity of applications is presented in section 2, in which EMDS application developers describe the varied uses of the system. These accounts, together with the requisite background in section 1, provide valuable practical insights into how the system can be applied in the general domain of environmental management.


Aquatic Ecology Decision Science Landscape Ecology Natural Resource Management Terrestrial Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith M. Reynolds
    • 1
  • Paul F. Hessburg
    • 2
  • Patrick S. Bourgeron
    • 3
  1. 1.USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research StationCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest Research StationWenatcheeUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Arctic and Alpine ResearchUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31999-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32000-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-5539
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