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Using structural equation modeling to link human activities to wetland ecological integrity

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Schweiger, E.W., Grace, J.B., Cooper, D., Bobowski, B., and Britten, M., 2016, Using structural equation modeling to link human activities to wetland ecological integrity: Ecosphere, v. 7, no. 11, art. e01548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1548.

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The integrity of wetlands is of global concern. A common approach to evaluating ecological integrity involves bioassessment procedures that quantify the degree to which communities deviate from historical norms. While helpful, bioassessment provides little information about how altered conditions connect to community response. More detailed information is needed for conservation and restoration. We have illustrated an approach to addressing this challenge using structural equation modeling (SEM) and long-term monitoring data from Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Wetlands in RMNP are threatened by a complex history of anthropogenic disturbance including direct alteration of hydrologic regimes; elimination of elk, wolves, and grizzly [...]

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