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Application of the Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Index in Wetland Mitigation Banking

The landscape development intensity (LDI) index, which can be used as a human disturbance gradient, is an effective tool in assessing location of wetland mitigation banks where large tracts of land are managed to protect wetland function by offsetting wetland losses from off-site land development. As part of a larger study to determine the effectiveness of mitigation banking in Florida, this article focuses on characterizing the landscape intensity of wetland mitigation banks in the state. ...

Publisher - Elsevier

Subjects - Mitigation Banks; Landscape Development Intenisty (LDI)

Collection: Section 4: Aquatic Life (2014)


Citation: Reiss KC, Hernandez E, Brown MT. 2014. Application of the Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Index in Wetland Mitigation Banking. Ecological Modelling; 271(10):83-89 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.04.017