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A watershed approach to ecosystem monitoring in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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1997

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Thorsteinson, L. K., and Taylor, D. L., 1997, A watershed approach to ecosystem monitoring in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: Journal of the American Water Research Association, v. 33, no. 4, p. 795-810.

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The National Park Service and the National Biological Serivce initiated research in Denali National Park and Preserve, a 2.4 million-hectare park in southcentral Alaska, to develop ecological monitoring protocols for national parks in the Arctic/Subarctic biogeographic area. We are focusing pilot studies on design questions, on scaling issues and regionalization, ecosystem structure and function, indicator selection and evaluation, and monitoring technologies. Rock Creek, a headwater stream near Denali headquarters, is the ecological scale for initial testing of a watershed ecosystem approach. Our conceptual model embraces principles of the hydrological cycle, hypotheses of global climate change, and biological interactions of organisms [...]

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