1. Measures are the specific feature(s) of each attribute that must be monitored to determine the attribute response to changes in the stressors

Each of the models includes documentation that describes (1) the dynamics and problems of the specific physiographic region, (2) descriptions of the external drivers, ecological stressors, and attributes, (3) description of the expected ecological response to changes in drivers and stressors expressed as hypotheses, with the degree of associated uncertainty, and (4) preliminary restoration targets for the attributes. The Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative has funded a number of projects that have contributed to the Marl Prairie and Rocky Glades conceptual model included here to illustrate model structure.



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