Indicators and Methods Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of ecological attributes and how using conceptual models to understand ecosystem functioning can help design monitoring programs.
  • Describe the differences between indicators and method and how they are selected for vegetation measurement and monitoring.
  • Describe the role of covariates and site characterization in interpreting monitoring data.
  • Understand the concept of land potential, and explain how ecological sites can be used in monitoring program design and interpretation of monitoring data.