The purpose of this study was to better understand the level of
wetland classification consistency among three different land cover layers
created using Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensor
technology. Where inconsistencies in data existed, the goal was to identify the
kinds of inconsistencies that occur. The results were...
This paper examines the influence of species, method, and area on automated
species-area curve created from a systematically sampled data set. Because this is a new
approach to species-area curves, three tests were run to evaluate the performance of the
data sets and accumulation technique. The tests involved 1) range...
Despite the challenges, in-home help may be the best option even for a short time. However, deciding what help you need and selecting a worker is a sizable task that requires careful thought, planning, and research. This publication is a guide through
the maze of finding, screening, and hiring an...
Flowcharts graphically represent the steps in creating a product
or service. The process of creating a chart is often beneficial
because personnel may be unaware of all the “nitty-gritty” details
involved in producing the product. Also, people often are surprised
to learn of the differences between the ideal process flow...
Part 1 in this series introduced the reader to Statistical Process Control, and Part 2 provided an overview of how and why SPC works.
Part 3 begins the step-by-step process of building the practical skills
necessary for hands-on implementation of SPC. This report discusses Pareto analysis, a tool we can...
The study of reptiles and amphibians is called herpetology. The word “herps” comes from the same root word. Herps in your landscape are fun to watch, interesting to learn about, and a benefit to your local ecology. You can attract them by adapting your yard to their habitat needs.
Among the many birds attracted to gardens, hummingbirds can be the most appealing. Not only are these “garden jewels” fun to watch, hummingbirds play an important role in our environment by pollinating flowers and feeding on insects. Attracting hummingbirds to your garden is easy. You have a good chance of...
We modeled surface wetness at high resolution, using a dynamic hydrology model, to predict flood and
swamp water mosquito abundances. Historical meteorologic data, as well as topographic, soil, and vegetation
data, were used to model surface wetness and identify potential fresh and swamp water breeding habitats
in two northern New...