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Ecological Aquatic Units of British Columbia (EAUBC) (Theme)

Summary

EAU BC is a hierarchical classification of BC's freshwater ecosystems. It is a spatially explicit classification designed to aid in the management and conservation of BC freshwater ecosystems and their associated biodiversity. EAU BC quantifies the interplay between freshwater species distribution and their ecosystem physical habitat, and environmental processes. It defines what is currently known about freshwater ecosystems and their abundance and distribution across the Province. It is packaged as a database and accompanying geographic information system (GIS) that enables the classification and its underlying data to be queried and viewed at multiple spatial scales. Available EAUBC GIS data include EAUBC Freshwater Ecoregion, EAUBC [...]

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Purpose

Specifically, EAU BC was developed with the following applications in mind: - Provide an environmental characterization of freshwater ecosystem types in BC that will aid in their specific conservation and management; - Provide a spatially explicit data management system for freshwater ecosystems in BC; - Enable regional comparisons of freshwater ecosystems; - Help inform species / habitat relationships; and - Provide a stratification framework for freshwater inventory / monitoring programs and state of the environment reporting on freshwater ecosystems in BC.

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